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Readings Against the End of the World

  • Husted Hall Cafe 135 Western Avenue Albany, NY, 12203 United States (map)

24 Hours of Words

Albany Poets and the English Department at UAlbany will kick off this year’s festival with Readings Against the End of the World, a 24-hour read-a-thon.
All word-lovers and writers are invited to share readings – original work or favorite passages, poems and rants, raps and stories, spoken word and personal visions- enough to fill twenty-four hours the power of words. The event will start Friday, April 12 at the Husted Hall Café on the UAlbany Downtown campus, and will continue until Saturday, April 13.
This year’s event will host several special events – an evening of regional open mic hosts sharing their own work, midnight theatre, a morning youth reading, afternoon college readers, and much more – all alternating with open mic signup slots.
Online sign up for the open mic portions of Readings Against the End of the World will be available on the Word Fest website on Monday, April 1. Organizations interested in having a table can contact Albany Poets at for information.

Earlier Event: April 11
Later Event: April 11