Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of April 7, 2013


We are now a little over a week until the 2013 Albany Word Fest and we are starting to feel the excitement around the area. But before we start Word Fest week on Sunday, April 14, we have a week of poetry and spoken word events and reading coming up with the last Frequency North reading of the season and the resurrection of The School of Night open mic series.

Here is what’s coming up this week…

Monday, April 8

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, April 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, April 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 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, April 11

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 Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell
An open mic at the Bright Hill Center with featured poets

7:30pm – The School of Night
Pearl Street Pub & Dirty Martini Lounge, 1 Steuben Place, Albany, NY
Host R.M. Engelhardt is bringing back the monthly “School of Night” poetry open mic series for “poets, poetry and spoken word” at the Pearl St. Pub & Dirty Martini Lounge.

7:30pm – Frequency North
Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center, 420 Western Ave., Albany, NY
Meg Kearney and M. Bartley Seigel will be reading their work at the last FQN of the season. Frequency North calls itself “aggressively eclectic.” Events at Frequency North feature fiction writers, memoirists, graphic novelists, poets, slam performers, singer-songwriters, even game shows. All readings are free and are open to the public. Frequency North also regularly co-presents events both on-campus and in the community. The reading is free and open to the public. Copies of the authors’ latest works will be available for purchase and signing.

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.


Saturday, April 13

2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phil Levine 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.