Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of June 9, 2013


A lot going on this coming week in the Northeast poetry community. We are adding more and more to the calendar of events every week, so be sure you check back often to make sure that your area is covered. If we are missing anything, please let us know at the bottom of the page.

Seven solid days of poetry and spoken word with Dan Wilcox hosting on Sunday and then featuring at Monday…

Sunday, June 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, June 10

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


Tuesday, June 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.

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. Every show features an open mic reading and a featured poet. Sometimes we all get rowdy and slam. All ages welcome. We charge a $2 cover at the door.

8:00pm – WXW Tuesday Project – Story Slam
yBar, 391 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
Anyone with a story – and we all have them – is invited to share it at the WXW Story Slam. Similar to the popular “Moth” radio show, the WXW Story Slam is a friendly, mildly competitive evening that has proven to be fun for audience and storytellers alike. Theme is “mistaken Identity.”


Wednesday, June 12

7:00pm – Live From The Living Room
The Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave., NY
Monthly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Don Levy.

8:00pm – Cock ‘n Bull Open Mic
The Cock ‘n Bull, 5342 Parkis Mills Road, Galway, NY
Do you write poetry, essays, stories, memoirs, songs? Do you sing, play an instrument, tell jokes or read aloud? Or do you just enjoy hearing other people perform? Then come enjoy an Open Mic evening at the Galway Cock n Bull Restaurant, sponsored by the Galway Public Library.

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.


Thursday, June 13

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

7:30pm – Bohemian Book Bin Open Mic
Bohemian Book Bin, 592 Ulster Ave., Kingston , NY
Monthly poetry open mic with a featured reader hosted by Teresa Marta Costa. The featured poet this month is Elizabeth Gordon(Elizag).

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”.

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.


Friday, June 14

6:30pm – Pine Hollow Arboretum Open Mic
Pine Hollow Arboretum, 16 Maple Ave., Slingerlands, NY
A poetry reading and open  mic series that brings in some very talented writers and performers every year. Poets and writers who wish to participate in the open mic can read three short poems, two longer poems, or two pages of prose. This month’s featured poet is Bernadette Mayer.

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.


Saturday, June 15

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


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.

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.