Spoken Word: Poetry & Prose Readings in NYC

New York’s creative artists, poets, rappers, story tellers and authors are out reading their works at these poetry & spoken word nights:
[Disclaimer: Like most things in NYC nightlife, these specials are subject to change, with or without notice. It is always a good idea to check with the venue.]

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Every Monday:
Louder Arts presents…
“The Slam”
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.
Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30
at:
Bar 13 NYCThirteen
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-6677
Bar13.com

 


Tuesdays:
inspiredword-organicopenmicMike Geffner presents…
The Inspired Word
Tuesday Night Organic Open Mic
A warm, supportive community of artists.
Comedy, music, poetry, spoken word, storytelling
35 slots, 5-minute time limit.
$10 admission
A free drink for the 1st 10 people buying advance tickets.
7pm-11pm
at:
Bareburger
2nd Floor
85 Second Ave. (E. 5th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 510-861
Bareburger.com


inspiredword-sophies

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
Wednesday Night Open Mic  – Music, Comedy, Poetry
30 slots, 7-minute time limit for poets, comedians, storytellers, singers/musicians (pianists, acoustic guitarists, R&B, light rock, jazz, pop, standards, show tunes)
$10 admission for audience & performers.
Reserve via eventbrite. (Online payment GUARANTEES your slot on the open mic list)
Sign-up starts  8:30pm. Every Wednesday: 8:30pm – 12am
at:sophies-on-broadway
Sophie’s at Broadway
318 W. 53rd St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 757-2323
facebook.com/sophiesnyc


Last Thursday of the month:
Slam Master Jam Poetry Slam
7-10pm
at:
Bareburger
2nd Floor
85 Second Ave. (E. 5th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 510-861
Bareburger.com

Every Third Friday
Titillating Tongues:
NYC Erotica in Poetry & Prose Open Mic
featuring our 20-slot open mic (6 minutes each) open to all types of artists, where you can bring your own heat to the party.
Hosted by the fiery redheaded poet Aimee Herman
7-9:30pm
at:
The Gallery at LPR (le Poisson Rouge)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan & Thompson St.)
New York, NY


In the years since it opened in 1993, KGB has become something of a New York literary institution. Sunday evening (fiction), Monday evening (poetry), and most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. See calendar

KGB (The Kraine Gallery Bar)
85 E. 4th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 505-3360
KGBbar.com


Wednesday Night Slam
Every Wednesday night (except first Wed. of the month) – 9pm
The first 20 poets to sign up will slam & the winner of this night is eligible to perform in the Friday Night Poetry Slam.
Hosted by Jive Poetic
The Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam
Every Friday Night – 10pm
at:
Nuyorican Poets Cafénuyorican-poets-cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (between Ave. B & Ave. C)
New York, NY
(212) 505-8183
Nuyorican.org


Cornelia Street offers some 700 shows a year, two a night, ranging from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret.
see calendar for dates.
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St.
(between Bleecker & W. 4th St.) New York, NY
(212) 989-9319
CorneliaStreetCafe.com


petescandystore-reading
Pete’s Reading Series

Hosted by Mira Jacob & Alison Hart.
Every other Thursday.  see schedule
at:
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St. (between Frost & Richardson St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 302-3770
PetesCandyStore.com


Stain of Poetry
Last Friday of every month
Hosts Joanna Penn Cooper, Erika Moya, J. Hope Stein, Jenny Zhang
See schedule
7-9pm
at:
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
goodbye-blue-monday.com


rockys-last_wednesday-readingRocky’s Readings
Readings & open mic
Last Wednesday of every month
at:
Rocky Sullivan’s
34 Van Dyke St. (Dwight St.)
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 246-1793
RockySullivansRedHook.com

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One Response to “Spoken Word: Poetry & Prose Readings in NYC”

  1. j hollington
    May 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    i am an spoken word artist i am a recent winner of ameture night at the apollo theater i would love to perform at any of these venues please contact me through email and let me know any information or opening that any place may have thank you

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