Today is the first day of summer and the poetry and spoken word is already heating up the area. We have a lot to look forward to this summer. Poets in the Park in July and the National Poetry Slam in Boston and the WordXWord Festival in Pittsfield, both taking place in August. But first we have the last week of June featuring a full seven days of poetry and spoken word.
Here is what is coming up in Poetryland this week…
3:00pm – Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic
Old Songs Community Center, 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY
Monthly open mic for poets and poetry with a featured poet hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Mike Burke, and Edie Abrams at the Old Songs Community Center in beautiful Voorheesville, NY.
7:30pm – Poets Speak Loud
McGeary’s, 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY
Poets Speak Loud is Albany Poets’ monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet. This month the long-running open mic will be hosted by Avery and your featured poets will be Team Nitty Gritty 2013.
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.
7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry
7:00pm – Open Mic at Stage 1
Albany Barn / Stage 1, 46-48 N. Swan Street, Albany, NY
A new monthly open mic event series hosted by Albany Poets and Albany Barn featuring music from DJ Al B and some of the freshest poetry and spoken word in Albany!
8:00pm – Northampton Poetry Open Mic
Hinge, 48 Main St., Northampton, MA
Northampton’s only weekly open mic poetry night offers some of the best, most creative voices in the county. Every Tuesday night at 8:00pm. Come down and listen. Come down and share your words. Academic or slam, spoken word or political: Your words are welcome.
8:00pm – WXW Tuesday Project – Mahogany L. Browne
yBar, 391 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
The WXW Tuesday Project continues at yBar in Pittsfield, Mass with a special performance from one of the great poets of our time Mahogany L. Browne.
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.
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.
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. This month’s featured poet is Hawk T. Poet.
7:00pm – Writers Read
The Good Purpose Art Gallery and Starving Artist Cafe, 40 Main Street, Lee, MA
Writers Read is a monthly series of established poets and writers reading from their works. Each fourth Friday (with exception of November) will feature a poet and writer reading from their works for approximately 30 minutes each.
8:00pm – The Parlor Cafe Open Mic
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland Street, North Adams, MA
A weekly open mic each and every Friday at the Parlor Cafe in North Adams for poets, musicians, and artists. Signup at the bar and get ready for the show, starting at 8:00pm.
6:30pm – Between The Lines
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly poetry and spoken word open mic with featured readers at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, NY hosted by Laura Lonshein Ludwig.
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.
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