Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of January 21, 2018


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, January 21

7:00pm – Donald Lev Fundraiser
Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY
A gala fundraiser with many notable guests including Ed Sanders, Mikhail Horowitz with Gilles Malkine, Andy Clausen, Pamela Twining and the Cosmic Legends, Harvey Kaiser Jazz Quartet with Allen Murphy, Marc Black, and others.


Monday, January 22

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.


Tuesday, January 23

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.

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. The featured poet will be the great Wil Gibson.



Thursday, January 25

7:00pm – Night of Features 4
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
An evening of poetry and spoken word, hosted by Harvey Havel, featuring Mz Tu, Elizabeth Gordon, Lewis G. Benko, and Dan Wilcox.

7:00pm – The REV presents Elizabethe Kelley and Matthew Klane
Russell Sage College, 45 Ferry St., Troy, NY
The first REV event of the new semester featuring a reading and Q&A with faculty poets Elizabethe Kelley and Matthew Klane.

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, January 26

7:00pm – Jones Farm’s Poetry Night
Jones Farm Country Store, 190 Angola Road, Cornwall, NY
Monthly poetry open mic with featured reader Jared Levine, hosted by Robert Milby.


Saturday, January 27

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


[su_note note_color=”#F1F1F1″ radius=”0″]If you would like to have your poetry event listed on the Albany Poets Events Calendar, click here and fill out the form to submit your event.[/su_note]