In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Albany Poets will be hosting its annual Word Fest this year from Sunday, April 14th through Saturday, April 20th.
Please see their website for the full schedule of events. Some highlights include the launching of their new literary journal, Up The River, on Sunday, April 14th at McGeary’s, a haiku battle at Valentine’s on the 15th and their annual open mic, taking place at the UAG on Friday the 19th. Sign ups for the open mic are online and the open mic is open to all poets and spoken word artists with a 10-minute time limit being the only constraint.
Additionally, all throughout the week, Albany Poets will be publishing local poetry on their website as part of the Word Fest Online Open Mic. Poets who wish to participate are encouraged to send their poems with â€œOnline Open Micâ€ in the subject line, starting Sunday, April 7.
The 2013 Albany Word Fest is sponsored by Albany Poets, Hudson Valley Writers Guild, Frequency North, Urban Guerrilla Theatre, Valentines, McGeary’s, and the very generous donations of supporters of the arts in upstate New York.