Albany Word Fest 2016

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The Albany Word Fest will be returning April 17-23 with a string of events.

What is this fest of words? Blurbage:

"Every year we celebrate National Poetry Month right here in Albany and each year we add more to the list of events. What started as a one day outdoor open mic in 2001 has become a full week of poetry and spoken word. There is something for everyone." Thom Francis, Albany Poets President, said, "Whether you would like to take in a featured performance from a touring national spoken word artist, celebrate the launch of the fourth edition of Up The River, attend a regional poetry slam, or be part of one of the largest annual open mics in the area, the Albany Word Fest is the place for you."

The week includes readings, a haiku battle, an invitational poetry slam, and an open mic. A condensed schedule is after the jump.

Check out the Albany Word Fest website for more details about these events.

Sunday, April 17: Word Fest Kickoff & Up The River Launch Party
McGeary's, 4 Clinton Square, Albany

Monday, April 18: An Evening of Poetry and Prose
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany

Tuesday, April 19: Nitty Gritty Slam Haiku Battle
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany

Wednesday, April 20: Albany Poets Presents Wil Gibson
Restaurant Navona, 289 New Scotland Ave., Albany

Thursday, April 21: Lark Street Poetry Walk
Lark Street, Albany

Thursday, April 21: Third Thursday Poetry Night
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany

Friday, April 22: 2016 Word Fest Open Mic
UAG Gallery, 247 Lark Street, Albany

Saturday, April 23: Creativity Workshop, Word Fest Invitational Slam, Underground Slam
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany

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