Upcoming Literary Events – Week of November 3, 2019

So much going on in the local poetry and spoken word community this week. Here is a look at all of the poetry events, readings, slams, and workshops coming up this week in the region.


Sunday, November 3

2:00 pm – First Sunday Open Mic
Moon & River Cafe, 115 South Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Open mic for poetry, short stories…what you write, in hand ready to enjoy some time sharing in this relaxing atmosphere.

2:00 pm – Richard Vosko at The Book House
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Richard Vosko signs and discusses Art and Architecture for Congregational Worship: The Search for a Common Ground.


Monday, November 4

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. This week’s featured performer is The Poet Essence.


Tuesday, November 5

7:00 pm – Brass Tacks
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Albany Poets has returned to The Low Beat with “Brass Tacks”, an open mic for poetry and spoken word, hosted by Thom Francis. Our featured poet is R.M. Engelhardt.

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.

7:00 pm – Poetry and Short Story Open Mic
Irish Tea Shop, 2460 Route 145, East Durham, NY
All are welcome to join the monthly Poetry & Short Story Evenings that will be held on 1st Tuesday of Every Month at the Irish Tea Shop.

7:00 pm – Northampton Poetry Community
World War II Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton, MA
Writing workshop with featured poet Jelal Huyler. Space limited! You must sign up to reserve your seat at https://www.nohopoco.com/workshops/.


Wednesday, November 6

6:30 pm – CapCity Slam
Albany Barn, 46-48 N. Swan Street, Albany, NY
Nitty Gritty Slam takes place on the 1st Wednesdays of every month at Albany Barn, hosted by Amani Olugbala and featuring DJ Poetik Selektions.

6:30 pm – Wednesday’s Milkweed Poetry
Milkweed Sugar Loaf, 2 & 3 Romer’s Alley, Chester, NY
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 – Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Carol Graser at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs with featured poet Judith Prest.

7:00 pm – Writers Speak Easy
Rough Draft Bar & Books, 82 John Street, Kingston, NY
Writers Speak Easy is a monthly open reading and roundtable discussion. Participants are encouraged to perform their original work and the work of others, and to engage with one another throughout the evening.


Thursday, November 7

6:30pm – Albany Area Poetry Chat
Honest Weight Food Coop, 100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY
The ”Albany Area Poetry Chat” is open to the public, free, and meets in public cafe of Honest Weight Food Coop to discuss poetry and literature.

7:00pm – Noble Coffee Roasters Open Mic
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Routte 207, Campbell Hall, NY
Open mic with featured poet Bill Greenfield, hosted by Robert Milby.

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

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


Friday, November 8

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. Each session gives you the chance to give and take constructive feedback and engage in productive workshops, with hopes that you’ll leave with new pages accomplished.

8:00 pm – Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night 
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night an open mic and featured reader Margaret Fox at the Howland Cultural Center on the second Friday of every month, hosted by Hayden Wayne.


Saturday, November 9

2:00 pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phillip Levine with featured poets.

7:00 pm – Volume Reading Series
Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
Volume is a FREE reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set every second Saturday at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson NY. This month’s featured performers are Nick Flynn, Chloe Caldwell, and Marco Rafalà.


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