Skip over navigation
Upcoming Events News Multimedia About The Linda Contact Us

Event Details

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 - 8:00 pm, $10.00

Albany Poets' website

Albany Poets is kicking off the new year at The Linda with a special performance highlighting some of the best poets and spoken word artists in the area. Poets that have been on the national stage from Nitty Gritty Slam will be joined by local poets who have worked hard over the years and laid the groundwork for the vibrant community of writers that we have here in upstate New York.

Albany Poets will also be launching it's brand new issue of Up The River, the quarterly journal of poetry, photography, and art.

Join us as we celebrate our community and help kick off what is going to be a very exciting 2014.

Albany Poets is a local organization whose goal is to promote the poets and poetry of Upstate New York. Albany Poets hosts open mics, poetry readings, slams, music and spoken word events, and the annual Albany Word Fest to increase participation and attendance in the local arts community. Albany Poets' website,, is the most comprehensive resource in Northeast for news and events listings for poetry and spoken word. The organization's mission is to give everyone the platform to share their poetry with the world. Whether it is at an open mic, on a website, or in print, Albany Poets strives to integrate poetry and spoken word into the Capital Region.

No reviews at this time...check back later.

No Photos at this time...check back later

No Audio / Videos at this time...check back later

Coming Up

Mon, Feb 2 - 7:00 pm

Thu, Feb 5 - 6:00 pm
Info - Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 6 - 8:00 pm
Info - Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 7 - 7:00 pm
Info - Buy Tickets

Full Schedule

The Latest News

Fri, Jan 17, 2014 - LIVE: Guy Davis @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, 1/17/14

Guy Davis prefaced his lightning-fast opening number at The Linda by saying, "I've stolen so much, this song doesn't even have a title!" And even if he hadn't name-checked Charlie Patton and Blind Willie McTell after it was all over, the SRO crowd could easily hear about 100 years of the blues coursing through Davis' acoustic 12-string guitar, right down to the off-time beat that recalled Robert Johnson's original version of "Crossroads." But as Davis says he tells his students, "It's okay to steal music - but once you steal it, you have to earn it!" Read More

Sun, Oct 6, 2013 - LIVE: Syd Straw at WAMC-FM’s Performing Arts Studio

ALBANY - It's been more than 20 years since singer-songwriter Syd Straw graced an Albany stage, but those shows at the now long-defunct QE2 still burn brightly in the memories of more than a few who were there back then. Read More

Feature Event

The ExitUpstate IndependentsThe Honest Weight Food Co-opTech Valley CommunicationsNYS Council on the Arts