Upcoming Literary Events – Week of October 13, 2019

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


Sunday, October 13

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.

3:00 pm – Michele Battiste & Barbara Ungar Albany Bookstore Reading
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
“Two prize-winning Hungarian dames will read from their new books: Michele Battiste, Waiting for the Wreck to Burn, winner of the Louise Bogan Prize from Trio House Press, and Barbara Ungar, Save Our Ship, winner of the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press.


Monday, October 14

6:30 pm – Short Story Reading and Discussion Group
Troy Public Library, 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY
Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester discusses the short story form, looking at how writers handle plot, character, and theme in their writing.

7:00 pm – 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, October 15

7:00 pm – Brass Tacks 
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
The Brass Tacks Poetry + Spoken Word Open Mic series, hosted by Thom Francis, at The Low Beat, continues. Signup starts at 7, open mic begins at 7:30.

7:00 pm – Colonie Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner
William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
Local 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.

7:00 pm – 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.

7:00 pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry.

8:00 pm – Northampton Poetry Community
The Resistance Center, 2 Conz St, Suite 2B Northampton, MA
Poetry editing workshop. Bring printed copies of poem to workshop with the group. Free.


Wednesday, October 16

6:30 pm – Book Launch with Author Matthew Rozell
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street. Glens Falls, NY
A book talk and signing with local author Matthew Rozell as he launches D-Day and Beyond- The War in France, which is Volume 5 in the best selling ‘The Things Our Fathers Saw’ oral history series.

6:30 pm – Wednesday’s Milkweed Poetry
Milkweed Sugar Loaf, 2 & 3 Romer’s Alley, Chester, NY
“Make poems, hear Poems, Share Poems.” A weekly gathering with a new featured poet each week. Bring a dish to share if you’d like. Suggested: $4 / person.

7:00 pm – BYOV!
The Vinyl Store, 2656 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY
A “Bring Your Own Vinyl, Bring Your Own Voice” open mic hosted by Mike Jurkovic.


Thursday, October 17

7:00 pm – Third Thursday Poetry Night
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Dan Wilcox hosts this open mic for poetry and spoken word featuring poet Kathleen McCoy.

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

7:30 pm – Utica Poets Society Spoken Word Open Mic
The Other Side Gallery, 2011 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
Weekly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a non-mandatory theme.


Friday, October 18

10:00 am – Power Writing
Tech Valley Center of Gravity, 30 3rd Street, Troy, NY
The Troy Creative Writing Meetup brings you this weekly gathering where you’ll share your work and progress with other writers.

8:00 pm – 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.


Saturday, October 19

1:00 pm – Troy Poetry Club
BGCCA Troy Clubhouse, 1700 7th Ave., Troy, NY
Poetry and spoken word open mic with featured reader Amber Jackson.

7:00 pm – 2019 Literary Legends Gala
Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY
The Albany Public Library Foundation takes great pleasure in announcing Peter Golden, Lyn Lifshin, and Dan Wilcox as the 2019 Literary Legends honorees.

7:00 pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series 
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with featured poet Christopher Wheeling with host Robert Milby.



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