Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of July 8, 2012


Last week was action packed with poetry and spoken word happening all over the area and this coming week is looking just as great starting with Professor Java’s Wide Open Mic on Monday evening.

Monday, July 9

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, July 10

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, July 11

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.

7:00pm – Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Monthly poetry open mic at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs hosted by Carol Graser. This month’s featured poets are Jill Crammond and Martin Willets.

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.

8:00pm – Cock N Bull Open Mic
The Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, 5342 Parkis Mills Road, Galway, NY
A brand new monthly open mic for poetry, stories, music, spoken word sponsored by the Galway Public Library.


Thursday, July 12

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 Barbara Boncek, Marianna Boncek, and Rachel Sanborn.

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, July 13

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 John Abbuhl.


Saturday, July 14

2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in the beautiful Woodstock hosted by Phillip Levine. This month’s featured poets are Alison Koffler and William Seaton.

7:00pm – Poets in the Park
Washington Park, Albany, NY
Saturdays in July at the Robert Burns statue, Washington Park, Albany at Henry Johnson Blvd. & Hudson Ave. The featured poets for the second reading of the 2012 season are Donald Lev and Don Levy.