We are gearing up for another big week of poetry and spoken word in the area by welcoming John Survivor Blake to the Nitty Gritty Slam on Tuesday evening as the featured poet at NGS #27. Then on Wednesday evening, Carol Graser has the legendary Emily XYZ as the featured poet at Caffe Lena.
Here is what is coming up in Poetryland…
Monday, October 1
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Michael Platsky.
Tuesday, October 2
7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry
7:30pm – Nitty Gritty Slam #27
Valentines, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany
Albany Poets, Urban Guerilla Theatre, and The Frequency North Reading Series are bringing slam back to Albany with the NITTY GRITTY SLAM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of each month. If you’re not into slam, but want to get on stage and share your work, we have an open mic before the slam. Sign up begins at 7PM, open mic starts at 7:30, and the slam starts at 8PM. Admission is $5.00 ($3.00 with student ID). The featured poet NGS #27 is John Survivor Blake.
Wednesday, October 3
7:00pm – Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Carol Graser. This month’s featured poet is Emily XYZ.
8:00pm – Pauly’s Hotel Open Mic Night
Pauly’s Hotel, 337 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Poetry, Music, Comedy and more take center stage at Pauly’s weekly Open Mic Night hosted by Keith Spencer.
Thursday, October 4
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers
7:00pm – Noble Coffee Roasters Open Mic
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Route 207, Campbell Hall, NY
Monthly open mic with two featured poets.
8:00pm – Starving Artist Thursdays
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY 12203
A weekly open Mic for music, poetry, and spoken word at one of Albany’s best new coffee shops.
8:00pm – The Safe Haven
The Book Club, 153 S. Pearl Street., Albany, NY
A positive poetry open mic series hosted by Poetyc Visionz with a new theme every week..
Friday, October 5
8:00pm – Calling All Poets
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Monthly poetry open mic hosted by Jim Eve with featured poets Mike Jurkovic and marini mati.
Saturday, October 6
3:30pm – Poetry On The Loose
Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY
A monthly poetry open mic series hosted by Bill Seaton with featured poet Eileen Van Hook.
7:00pm – Chronogram Open Word
314 Wall St, Kingston, NY
COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is hosted by Chronogram’s poetry editor Phillip Levine. This month’s featured poets are Amanda Hempel and Jacqueline Ahl.
For a full listing of all of the poetry and spoken word events in upstate New York, head over to the events calendar page. And if you live in the Western Massachusetts / Connecticut area, be sure to check out Lori Desrosiers‘ Poetry News Calendar.