Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of October 7, 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. There are a lot of great events lined up with fantastic featured poets. Get out and support local arts this coming week.

Monday, October 8

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 Sue Willens hosted by Michael Platsky.


Tuesday, October 9

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 10

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 poet Sylvia Barnard 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.

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, October 11

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

7:00pm – Word Thursdays
Bright Hill Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY
Open mic hosted by Bertha Rogers with featured poets Susan Hoover, Sera Smolen, and Christopher Locke.

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 Donald Lev and Michael Platsky.

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.

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.


Saturday, October 13

2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY 12498
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phil Levine with featured poets. This month’s featured readers are Adrianna Delgado and marina mati.


If we are missing anything on this list, check out the full events calendar. If you would like to have your poetry event listed on AlbanyPoets.com, send an email to albanypoets+events@gmail.com with the details.