Mark O’Brien

2013 Albany Word Fest – The Word Fest Kick Off Party and Launch of Up The River on Sunday, April 14

We are very proud to be kicking off the 2013 Albany Word Fest at McGeary’s (4 Clinton Square, Albany), the home of our monthly open mic, Poets Speak Loud, on Sunday, April 14 at 6:00pm. This event will be the official kick off party for the annual Word Fest plus the launch of Albany Poets’ brand new …

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Alan Casline

“Poets at Cannons 3” in Avon, New York on October 19

Five local poets, Alan Casline, John Roche, Stephen Lewandowski, Martha Treicher, and Mark “obeedúid~” O’Brien, will be featured at a special open reading at the Civil War Memorial in the Village Park in Avon, NY (map) on Friday, October 19 at 2:00PM. Here is a little history and information on the program from Alan Casline: This will be the …

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Mark O'Brien

Caffè Lena Open Mic, August 1

Saratoga Springs in August means mortal combat over parking spaces, crowded bars. But I was able to negotiate both to get myself & my guest Ken Hada to the reading on time, after a convivial time at the Parting Glass with the other featured poet, …

Mark O'Brien

Mark “Obee Duid” O’Brien and Ken Hada to be Featured Poets at Caffe Lena

This Wednesday, after a day at the track, poetry returns to Saratoga Springs in its normal, first Wednesday of the month spot at Caffe Lena. This month host Carol Graser has Mark O’Brien and Ken Hada as the featured poets. As always, there is an open mic for poetry and spoken word at this fabulous, …

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