It’s a new month and summertime is here in upstate New York. There are a lot of poetry events coming up next week. On Tuesday night, we are back at Valentine’s for the 19th edition of the Nitty Gritty Slam. We will have some big announcements regarding Team Nitty Gritty and the National Poetrty Slam, so this event is not to be missed.
But that is just one event during this great week of poetry. Here is what else is going on.
Monday, June 4
7:30pm – Spring Street Reading Series
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, NY
Spring Street Reading Series featuring Betsy Folwell. Seating limited to first 30; call 518-587-6433 for reservation. Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing and the Spring Street Gallery.
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 5
7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry
7:30pm – Nitty Gritty Slam #19
Valentines, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY
Poetry Slam and Open Mic on the First and Third Tuesday of the month at Valentines. Sign-up at 7:00, Open Mic at 7:30, Slam at 8:00
Wednesday, June 6
7:00pm – Caffe Lena Open Mic
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Monthly poetry open mic at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga hosted by Carol Graser. This month’s featured poets are Naton Leslie and Pam Clements.
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 7
7:00pm – Noble Coffee Roasters Open Mic
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Route 207, Campbell Hall, NY
Monthly poetry open mic with a featured poet. Hosted by Robert Milby.
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers
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.
Saturday, June 9
2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY
A monthly meeting of the Woodstock Poetry Society and open mic with featured poets hosted by Phil Levine. This month’s featured poets are Judith Lechner and Cate McNider.
7:00pm – Poetry at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Kingston, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston NY 12401
Monthly poetry open mic hosted by Micky Shorr. This month’s featured poets are Donald Lev and Michael Platsky .