Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of October 18, 2015


We have another great week of poetry and spoken word readings, open mics, events, and slams in the area to celebrate and appreciate the art. Here is a look at what is coming up in our poetry community this week…


Monday, October 19

7:30pm – Front Parlor
The Olde English Pub, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY
A storytelling night at The Olde English Pub with a different theme each month hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk.

8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic featuring Elizabeth Gordon with Gus Mancini hosted by Michael Platsky.


Tuesday, October 20

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 104
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Nitty Gritty Slam continues with NGS 104 featuring D. Colin 1.2 at The Low Beat. Admission is $5.00 / $3.00 with student ID.

7:00pm – Colonie Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner
William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
ocal poets and writers of all ages are invited to present six to ten minutes of their original work at this open reading forum. The public is encouraged to stop in and listen.

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. This week’s featured poet is the great David Surette.


Thursday, October 22

6:30pm – An Evening of Poetry and Prose
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
A special evening of poetry and prose readings host by Harvey Havel and featuring Dan Wilcox, Allen Parmenter, John Allen, and Heidi Pangratis with open mic to follow.

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

7:00pm – Writers Night at New World Home Cooking
New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rte 212, Saugerties, NY
Poets and writers are invited to read at this monthly open mic series with featured readers Judith Kerman and Helen Ruggieri hosted by Leslie Gerber.

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, October 23

7:00pm – Poetry Reading with Bernadette Mayer and Barbara Ungar
The Standish Rooms at the College of Saint Rose, 420 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Bernadette Mayer, poetry legend and current Guggenheim fellow, reads her poetry with Barbara Ungar, who will read from her new book, Immortal Medusa.

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.

8:00pm – An Evening with Andrea Gibson
The Linda, 339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
Poet and spoken word performer Andrea Gibson returns to Albany with special guest Megan Falley.


Saturday, October 24

1:00pm – Poe Open House
Whitney Book Corner, 600 Union Street – Schenectady, NY
Usher in the fall with Edgar Allen Poe at Whitney Book Corner’s Poe Open House. The winning poems from the Poe Poetry Contest will be read and the store will be decorated for this event by our Junior Friends.

7:00pm – Kingston’s 4th Saturday Spoken Word
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Kingston, 320 Sawkill Rd – Kingston, NY
Kingston’s 4th Saturday Spoken Word series, hosted by Annie LaBarge, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills continues owith two great featured poets – Rebecca Schumejda and George Wallace.


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