Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of November 11, 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.

Sunday, November 11

2:00pm – Poetry + Prose
The Arts Center of The Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
A monthly open mic for writers of poetry and prose on the 2nd Sunday of each month with your hosts Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox.


Monday, November 12

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


Tuesday, November 13

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, November 14

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 Algorhythm 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, November 15

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

7:30pm – Frequency North
Standish Rooms, Saint Rose Events and Athletics Center, 420 Western Ave., Albany
The “Frequency North” writers series at The College of Saint Rose will earn its “aggressively eclectic” badge with readings by former dominatrix-turned-author Melissa Febos and prize-winning young poet Eduardo C. Corral.

7:30pm – Third Thursday Poetry Open Mic
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave, Albany, NY
Monthly open mic (1 poem) with a featured poet James Belflower hosted by Dan Wilcox.

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.


Friday, November 16

9:00pm – Urban Guerilla Theatre
The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Urban Guerilla Theatre is a Poetry/Spoken Word/ Performance Group based in Albany,NY. The collective consists of Artists and Actors who do poetry/improv/theatre. The Artists of UGT are dedicated to reviving, redefining, and revolutionizing spoken word. The group employs various styles of poetry, music, spoken word and theatre to address life, love, relationships, social and societal issues. UGT also uses their open mic readings to host events and create an artistic space to house and develop artists and upcoming poets.


Saturday, November 17

7:00pm – COW (Chronogram Open Word)
Outdated Cafe, 314 Wall St., Kingston
COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is hosted by Chronogram’s poetry editor Phillip Levine with featured poets Marcia Slatkin and Trina Porte.

7:00pm – Mudd Poets Reading Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Poetry open mic hosted by Robert Milby with featured poets Mike Jurkovic and James Casey.


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.