A very long time ago in England the original idea of The School of Night was a group of free thinkers and writers who in the 1500s met in secret to share and discuss ideas in England. It was rumored that such figures as Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh were a part of this clandestine group. The second  School of Night was begun  in Albany, NY in the late 1990s at Valentines Nightclub to continue that very ideal and it worked with area poets and amazing writers of the upstate NY community.

Since those days poet, writer & host R.M. Engelhardt has moved on to Troy, NY which has now  become a great community for creativity and the arts where he has created another space and opportunity for poets & writers to express themselves once again at O’Brien’s Public House, 43 Third Street Troy, NY held on the last Wednesday evening of each month.

7:30pm Sign Up~ 8pm Start

The Troy Poetry Mission is an open mic for poets, writers old & new alike with a featured poet monthly. $3.00 Donation requested.


Poetry, Art and Free Thought.

No limitations for poets or performers to express themselves. The way it should be.

No agendas and no scores. This is not a slam.

Your words are sacred, the words are yours and we are listening.

Step up to the mic … This is poetry




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