Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of September 24, 2017


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


Sunday, September 24

2:00pm – Divine Write Workshop: Vanquishing Your Inner Critic
The Beer Diviner Taproom, 461 Broadway, Troy, NY
Informal workshop to learn ways of breaking through the creative blocks that keep you from writing hosted by Julie Lomoe. Free, for writers at all levels.

3:00pm – Katonah Poetry Series
Troy Kitchen, 77 Congress Street, Troy, NY
The Katonah Poetry Series continues with a special reading from MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes at the Katonah Village Library.


Monday, September 25

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.

7:30pm – Poets Speak Loud
McGeary’s, 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY
Poets Speak Loud is Albany Poets’ monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Mary Panza. This month’s featured poet is Karen Schoemer.


Tuesday, September 26

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 – Club Harmony Poetry Series
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
A weekly poetry and spoken word open mic series hosted by Michael Platsky. This week’s featured reader is Valery Oisteanu.

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. Academic or slam, spoken word or political: Your words are welcome.


Wednesday, September 27

7:00pm – The Troy Poetry Mission
O’Briens Public House, 43 3rd Street, Troy, NY
A new open mic for poetry and spoken word in downtown Troy hosted by R.M. Engelhardt and James Duncan. This month’s featured poets are Mary Panza, Don Levy, and Thom Francis.


Thursday, September 28

7:00pm – New World Writers Night
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 Melody Davis and Philip Pardi, hosted by Leslie Gerber.

7:00pm – #wordsmusicdialogue
The Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY
A strikingly new twist on the traditional open mic/poetry reading, fusing live performance by poets and songwriters with a one-on-one, living room discussion between the artists and their audience.

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


Saturday, September 30

2:30pm – 100 Thousand Poets for Change – Queensbury
Dearlove Hall – Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY
SUNY Adirondack will host a reading/performance including local published poets plus Paul Pines and Dan Berggren.

6:30pm – Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly open mic with featured readers Laura Lonshein Ludwig and Barbara Garro at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, hosted by Brian Dorn.

8:00pm – Dead Metaphor Cabaret
The Beer Diviner Taproom, 461 Broadway, Troy, NY
Musician/Poets Curt & Nani Nehring Bliss perform and sing adapted poetry, original compositions, traditional tunes, and select covers (with a heavy dose of Tom Waits).


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