We are starting to think spring here in upstate New York. We just announced plans for the 2015 Albany Word Fest coming up in April and we are ready to leave this cold and snow behind us.
We have a great week of poetry and spoken word lined up with a schedule of seven solid days of poetry readings, slams, and open mics with great features all over the region.
Here is a look at what is coming up in the poetry community this week…
Sunday, March 8
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 9
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 10
7:00pm – Club Helsinki Open Mic
Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
A weekly open mic for music, performance, and poetry on the incredible Club Helsinki stage.
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.
Wednesday, March 11
7:00pm – Live From The Living Room
The Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave., NY
Monthly poetry open mic with a featured reader hosted by Don Levy.
7:00pm – Arthur’s Market Open Mic
Arthur’s Market, 35 North Ferry St., Schenectady, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in Schenectady’s historic Stockade District with a featured reader hosted by Catherine Norr, Jackie Craven, and friends.
Thursday, March 12
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 of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
An open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Teresa Costa with featured reader Matthew Spireng.
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.
Friday, March 13
7:00pm – Writers Night at New World Home Cooking
New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, Saugerties, NY
An open mic series for poets and writers at New World Home Cooking with featured readers Mark Blackford and Rachel Therres hosted by Leslie Gerber.
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, March 14
2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phil Levine with featured poets.
7:00pm – Poetry at the UUC
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Kingston, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY
A monthly poetry open mic with featured readers hosted by Annie LaBarge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and details.