So much going on in the local poetry and spoken word community. Here is a look at all of the poetry events, readings, slams, and workshops coming up this week in the region.
Sunday, July 10
2:00pm – 2nd Sunday @ 2 – 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 at The Arts Center of The Capital Region with your hosts Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox.
7:00pm – WordXWord Story Slam
The Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA
The theme is “money.” Storytellers have 5 minutes to tell their true story. This thing could go in all kinds of directions… More information and to signup, go to wxw365.org/story_slam.
Monday, July 11
7:00pm – Poetic Vibe
Troy Kitchen, 77 Congress Street, Troy, NY
Poetic Vibe is a weekly Poetry Open Mic with featured local and regional poets hosted by D. Colin in downtown Troy.
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
A weekly poetry and spoken word open mic series hosted by Michael Platsky with featured poet Teresa Costa.
Tuesday, July 12
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 – Poetry Night at Montgomery Book Exchange
Montgomery Book Exchange, 13 Union Street, Montgomery, NY
Monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word. This month’s featured poet is Roberta Gould.
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. This week’s featured is The 2016 Providence Poetry Slam.
Wednesday, July 13
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, July 14
6:30 PM – “Glass Factory” Reading and Book Signing
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY
Marilyn McCabe will be at The Book House to do a short reading from her new book of poems, Glass Factory. She will also be signing the book after the reading.
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:30 PM – Word Of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
WOMPS: Word Of Mouth Poetry Series is a monthly poetry and spoken word open mic hosted by Teresa Costa with featured readers Frank Boyer and Kate Hymes.
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, July 15
7:00pm – Florida Library’s Summer Poetry Cafe
Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY
A free open mic for poetry and spoken word with featured readers Tara Yetter, Christopher Wheeling, and Robert Milby. Sponsored, in part, but Poets & Writers, Inc. and the Friends of the Florida Public Library
8:00pm – Hudson Valley Writers’ Center Open Mic Night
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Featured Poets + open mike for poets, fiction writers, essayists with rotating hosts. Located in the restored Philipse Manor railroad station, which is approx. 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan and 2.6 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
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, July 16
6:00pm – Open Poetry Night
Professor Javas, 217 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
A monthly Open Poetry Night at Professor Javas on Wolf Road on the third Saturday of each month.
7:00pm – Poets in the Park
Robert Burns Statue, Washington Park, Albany, NY
Poets in the Park is celebrating over 25 years of bringing poetry in July to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park. The readings are free and open to the public; donations are accepted. Rain site is the Social Justice Center. The featured poets for this third 2016 reading are Mary Crane and Victorio Reyes.
7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with a featured readers Dennis Bressack and Terence Chiesa hosted by Robert Milby.
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