Coronavirus, Word Fest, and Your Writing Life

Due to the current CoVid-19 pandemic Word Fest 2020 will be cancelled. We do not plan to reschedule for this year.

We are also cancelling Poets Speak Loud at McGeary’s and Brass Tacks open mic at The Low Beat until further notice.

The Albany Poets FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts will regularly be engaging our community with posts meant to stimulate creative conversations. (There will also be a few contests!)

A brand new issue of Up the River will be released shortly!

As far as maintaining a connection to your literary community our Facebook group NY Writer’s Compendium continues to gain to new member authors daily. This page is for you to promote your work, share literary news, and engage with other writers throughout the country. Feel free to invite any authors you know that may need the connection.

Keep an eye out on our Albany Poets pages as we find and update the remote resources available to you during this unprecedented time. If you know of any other avenues to connect please email them to us and we will help you spread the word!

We will see you all next year for Word Fest 2021! Get excited! We will be making great changes between now and then!