Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of November 22, 2015

Open Mic

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…

Sunday, November 22

2:00pm – Schenectady Community of Writers
Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY
The annual Schenectady Community of Writers Program at the Schenectady Public Library featuring readings from Jim and Carol McCord, Kelly de la Rocha, Leslie Neustadt, Esther Willison, James Schlett, and Nancy Castaldo.

3:00pm – Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic
Old Songs Community Center, 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY
Monthly open mic for poets and poetry hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Mike Burke, and Edie Abrams at the Old Songs Community Center in beautiful Voorheesville, NY. This month’s featured reader is Joan Gran.


Monday, November 23

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


Tuesday, November 24

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 – Rensselaerville Library Poetry Group
Rensselaerville Library, 1459 County Route 351, Rensselaerville, NY
Bring your poem and receive feedback from fellow poets, or just share your words at the Rensselaerville Library Poetry Group on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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. This week’s featured poet is Eirean Bradley.


Thursday, November 26

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
A weekly open Mic for music, poetry, and spoken word at one of Albany’s best new coffee shops.


Friday, November 27

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, November 28

10:00am – 27th Annual “Day of Poet” Poetry Contest and Open Mic
William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
The “Day of Poet” Poetry Contest and Open Mic will take place Saturday, November 28, 2015 with a top prize of $200 and additional Honorable Mention awards will be presented at the conclusion of the event.

6:30pm – Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly open mic with a featured reader at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties created and hosted by author Laura Lonshein Ludwig.

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.

7:30pm – Poetry Brothel of Kingston: Second Helpings
BSP Kingston, 323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY
The “Poetry Brothel,” a uniquely immersive experience that takes poetry outside classrooms and reinvents the brothel model by replacing the traditional “wares” with words, presents a bi-annual evening of performance poetry supported by music, dance, and art with attitude.  This is their 6th performance.


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