It’s National Poetry Month and we have another great week of poetry and spoken word readings, open mics, events, and slams in the area to celebrate 30 days of writing, reading, and appreciating poetry. We are also just one week away from the 2015 Albany Word Fest – seven days of poetry and spoken word in the community.
Here is a look at what is coming up in our poetry community this week…
Monday, April 6
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader Leslie Gerber hosted by Michael Platsky.
Tuesday, April 7
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
7:00pm – Nitty Gritty Slam #91
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Albany’s poetry slam returns to The Low Beat with an Old School Poetry Slam with featured poets Sam Rush and Jed Crook. Admission to NGS is $5.00 / $3.00 with student ID. (18 + / 21 to drink)
8:00pm – Northampton Poetry Open Mic
World War II Club, 50 Conz 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, April 8
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, April 9
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 Robert Milby.
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, April 10
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 reader Georganna Millman 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.
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.