Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of December 9, 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, December 9

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, December 10

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


Tuesday, December 11

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, December 12

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 Emily Gonzalez 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, December 13

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

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, December 14

6:30pm – Time to Talk: Poets Raise Their Voices
Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street, Hudson NY
Poets from around the region add their voices to the issues surrounding mass incarceration, poverty, justice, and moving on. Poets include Hudsonian Ifetayo CobbinsDerick Anderson & Friends from Albany, Students from Simon’s Rock College, and Cara Benson, Professor of Poetry at Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility and organizer of the Pen Prison Writing Program.


Saturday, December 15

7:00pm – Mudd Poets Reading Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Poetry open mic hosted by Robert Milby with featured poet Christopher P. Gazeent.

9:00pm – Urban Guerilla Theatre
The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany
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. This month: UGT’s ANNUAL NAUGHTY OR NICE


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.