247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210
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2009 Albany Word Fest
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Albany Poets is proud to present the 2009 Albany Word Fest featuring the poetry, spoken word, and music of upstate New York. This year?s event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2009.
At 7:00PM, the poetry and spoken word begins at the Friday Night Open Mic at the UAG Gallery (247 Lark Street). This years open mic will be a special 12-hour open mic.
Poets who wish to participate in the open mic can sign up online by going to the Albany Word Fest website, www.albanywordfest.com. Performers will also have a limited opportunity to sign up at the event itself. Each poet will have10 -15 minutes to share their work. Featured at this open mic will be A.C. Everson, groups of poets from Woodstock, Voorheesville, and other parts of the area, plus all three of this years Metrolands Best Poets (Mary Panza, Dan Wilcox, and R.M. Engelhradt). The open mic is open to all poets and spoken word artists with no style or content restrictions. Admission is based on donation.
The 2009 Albany Word Fest is sponsored by Albany Poets, Tess? Lark Tavern, UAG Gallery, and the very generous donations of supporters of the arts in upstate New York.
Be sure to check back often for more details on the 2009 ALBANY WORD FEST.