Upcoming Poetry Events – Weeks of March 10, 2013


Even though there is snow on the ground, we are still looking ahead to Spring. We turn the clock ahead this weekend and kicking things off with the Poetry + Prose open mic at the Arts Center in Troy hosted by Dan Wilcox and Nancy Klepsch. The words then keep flowing in downtown Troy the next evening for the Bookmarks Reading: “Are You Experienced “ And that is just the first two days of the week.

Here is what is coming up in Poetryland – open mics , readings, and the launch of R.M. Engelhardt‘s new book, The Resurrection Waltz.

Sunday, March 10

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, March 11

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, March 12

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

8:00pm – WXW Story Slam
yBar, 391 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
Story Slam hosted by James Burden. The theme is “Food or Drink.” Stories are true. Three minute time limit. This time there are prizes for everyone! Plus food sharing/slam – everyone is invited (not required, invited) to bring in a “food with a story” to share.


Wednesday, March 13

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 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 Brian LaPoint and Joshua Gruft.

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, March 14

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

7:00pm – The Resurrection Waltz Book Launch
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY
Come hear the new work / poems of writer R.M. Engelhardt from his new book “The Resurrection Waltz” and pick up a copy as well. This is a night of pure poetry and performance with Murrow, the music & spoken word duo of Thom Francis and Keith Spencer.

7:00pm – Word Thursdays
Bright Hill Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell
An open mic at the Bright Hill Center with featured poets

8:00pm – Starving Artist Thursdays
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
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, March 15

8:00pm – Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Featured Poets + open mike for poets, fiction writers, essayists with rotating hosts. Located in the restored Philipse Manor railroad station, which is approx. 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan and 2.6 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge. For directions and more information on the Writers’ Center, go to www.writerscenter.org.


Saturday, March 16

7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic hosted by Robert Milby with featured poets.


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 AlbanyPoets.com, send an email to albanypoets+events@gmail.com with the date and details.