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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.]

 


Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
Monday Night Open Mic at The Parkside LoungeThe Inspired Word
music, comedy, poetry & spoken word

Cover charge:
$8 for solo performer or audience member
$10 for solo performer or audience member + 1 non-performer friend (online purchase only)
$12 for performance duos (2 performers/one slot)
$12 for solo performer or audience member + 2 non-performer friends (online purchase only)
$15 for bands (3+ performers)
Sign up via eventbrite
7pmparkside_header
at:
Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
New York, NY
(212) 673-6270
ParksideLounge.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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