Open Mic

Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of January 20, 2013

Open Mic

What a week we just had here in the upstate poetry community. It is really warming up on the stages in the area and it looks like we are getting ready to beat the cold weather with some great poetry and spoken word this coming week.

Here’s what is going on…

Monday, January 21

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, January 22

7:00pm – Emack & Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany
Weekly open Mic for music and poetry.


Wednesday, January 23

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 Brian LaPointe.


Thursday, January 24

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, January 25

7:00pm – Between The Lines
Enchante Tea Room 169 River St. Troy, NY
A new monthly poetry open mic hosted by D. Colin with a featured poet in beautiful downtown Troy.


For a full listing of all of the poetry and spoken word events in upstate New York, head over to the events calendar page. And if you live in the Western Massachusetts / Connecticut area, be sure to check out Lori Desrosiers‘ Poetry News Calendar.

If you would like to have your poetry event listed on, send an email to with the date and details.