Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of July 29, 2012


We had a great week of poetry and spoken word in Albany this past week. Now let’s take a look at what is coming up in another busy week in Poetryland. We are kicking the week off with Poets Speak Loud at McGeary’s with featured poet and Nitty Gritty Slam team member, ILLiptical. This is going to be one of the last times to see the team before they head down to the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte on Aug 7.

Monday, July 30

7:30pm – Poets Speak Loud
McGeary’s, 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY
Poets Speak Loud is a monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet hosted by local poet Mary Panza at McGeary’s in downtown Albanyon the last Monday of the month. Sign-up for the open mic is 7:00pm, we start around 8pm. This month’s featured poet is ILLiptical.

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, July 31

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, August 1

7:00pm – Caffe Lena Open Mic
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Monthly open mic for poetry at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs hosted by Carol Graser.

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, August 2

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

7:00pm – Noble Coffee Roasters Open Mic
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Route 207, Campbell Hall, NY
Featured Poet and open mic on the 1st Thursday of each month hosted by Robert Milby. This months featured poet is Teresa Marta Costa.

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, August 3

8:00pm – Calling All Poets
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
A monthly poetry open mic series hosted by Jim Eve with a featured poet.


Saturday, August 4

7:00pm – Chronogram Open Word
314 Wall St, Kingston, NY
COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is hosted by Chronogram’s poetry editor Phillip Levine. This month’s featured poets are the Mayapple Writers’ Retreat Writers

8:00pm – Poetry On The Loose
Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY
A monthly poetry open mic series hosted by Bill Seaton with featured poet, Albany’s very own, Carolee Sherwood.

For a full listing of all of the poetry and spoken word events in the area, head over to the events calendar page.