Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of October 23, 2012


We are at the end of another great week of poetry and spoken word here in Albany, but there is more to come next week.

This past Tuesday, we saw a great crowd at Valentine’s for Nitty Gritty Slam #28 featuring Meg Waldron and Robyn Bateman. It was also our largest slam in terms of participants with 15 poets in the first round. Congrats to Elizag, Brandon Williamson (from Buffalo), and Kevin Peterson on your performances. We will be back for a special 5th Tuesday edition of the slam series with the first ever Inappropriate Slam on Tuesday, October 30. More details will be coming next week.

In the meantime, here is what is happening next week.

Monday, October 22

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


Tuesday, October 23

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, October 24

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, October 25

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

7:00pm – Word Thursdays
Bright Hill Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell
Open mic with featured poets Robert Bensen and Nicole Callihan hosted by Bertha Rogers

8:00pm – The Safe Haven
The Book Club, 153 S. Pearl Street., Albany, NY
A positive poetry open mic series hosted by Poetyc Visionz with a new theme every week. $5.00 donation requested.

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, October 26

7:00pm – Between The Lines
Enchante Tea Room 169 River St. Troy, NY
A monthly poetry open mic series hosted by Team Nitty Gritty member D. Colin as part of Troy Night Out. $5.00 donation requested. For more info email: poet.d.colin@gmail.com

8:00pm – Yes!
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY
The Yes! Performance and Poetry series returns with featured artists Gracie LeavittDavid James MillerTerry ZacutoAl Margolis, and Doug Van Nort.


Saturday, October 27

1:00pm – HVWG Contest Reading
Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY
Reading by winners of and other entrants to the Hudson Valley Writers Guild Poetry Contest; D.A. Bird, Carol Graser, and Tess Lecuyer.

5:00pm – Heyday Poetry Series
Half Moon Books, 35 North Front Street, Kingston, NY, 12401
Monthly open mic with featured poets hosted by Chris Wood.

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