Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of June 10, 2012


We had a great week of poetry and spoken word in the area last week and we are not skipping a beat going into the next week. There is no poetry at Art on Lark this year, but starting on Sunday we have another full week of events to look forward to.

Sunday, June 10

1:00pm – Read For Robert
Cafeteria Coffee Shop, Main Street, New Paltz, NY
A very special event to help raise money for one of our poetry family members, Robert Milby. More information on this event is right here.

2:00pm – Poetry + Prose
The Arts Center of The Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
A monthly open mic for writers of poetry and prose on the 2nd Sunday of each month with your hosts Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox.


Monday, June 11

8:00pm – Professor Java’s Wide Open Mic
Professor Java’s, 217 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY
Albany Poets’ monthly reading, hosted by Kevin Peterson, open to all poets, comedians, musicians, spoken word artists in the area to come out and share their work to a very receptive audience in one of the most relaxed rooms in upstate New York. Stop by, have a coffee beverage and some dessert, and enjoy the show.

8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Michael Platsky.


Tuesday, June 12

7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry


Wednesday, June 13

7:00pm – Live From The Living Room
Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY
Monthly poetry open mic with a featured reader at the Pride Center of the Capital Region hosted by Don Levy.

8:00pm – Pauly’s Hotel Open Mic Night
Pauly’s Hotel, 337 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Poetry, Music, Comedy and more take center stage at Pauly’s weekly Open Mic Night hosted by Keith Spencer.


Thursday, June 14

7:00pm – Every Other Thursday Night Poets
Voorheesville Public Library, 51 School Street, Voorheesville, NY
Adult Poetry Writers Support Group. Bring your own work for critique. No signup nec. Hosted by Dennis Sullivan.

7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers

7:30pm – Bohemian Book Bin Open Mic
Bohemian Book Bin, 85 Carle Terrace, Lake Katrine, NY
Monthly open mic hosted by Teresa Costa with a $3.00 suggested donation. This month’s featured poets are Dave Kime and C.J. Kreiger.

8:00pm – Starving Artist Thursdays
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY 12203
A weekly open Mic for music, poetry, and spoken word at one of Albany’s best new coffee shops.


Friday, June 15

6:30pm – Poetry at the Pine Hollow Arboretum
Pine Hollow Arboretum Visitors Center, 16 Maple Ave., Slingerlands, NY
Open Mic for poetry and prose (three short poems, two longer poems, or two pages of prose) with featured poet hosted by Alan Casline. This month’s featured poet is Gary Lawless.


Saturday, June 16

7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in the beautiful town of New Paltz. This month’s featured poets are Teresa Costa and Ronald Dionysus.