In 2019 Voice Less Readings will be slightly modified based on the comments and experiences of conducting an weekly poetry open mic at Green Kill.

Thank you Noah David Roberts who coined the name, brought to clarity both the format and the culture of the event and hosted it weekly for two years. Noah will be moving in the coming months and so this is the time to take the next steps for the program.

The name will remain the same at Noah’s request and because it captures the philosophy of the reading and Green Kill as a whole—non-judgmental and supportive open mic poetry and prose for wordsmiths of all backgrounds and ages. 

A donation of one to five is preferred at Voice Less Readings which is split between Green Kill, the host and the featured poet.  As has been the policy, coffee is free and there are inexpensive soft drinks and snacks at Ozubar in the  White Room at the back for Green Kill, and Voice Less Readings is BYOB. 

Voice Less in 2019

Among the changes, firstly Voice Less Readings will now be held on the first and third Thursdays of every month.

The hosting position will be a voluntary  and change  monthly, thus potentially 12 hosts a year, with a commitment of twice in a single month. And there may be guest hosts who split a month. 

2010 ScHEDULE of Hosts

June: Bruce Weber


August:Gary Siegel

September: Mike jurkovic

October: Sam Truitt

November: Robert Tomlinson

December:Tom Romeo

The first Thursday is strictly and open mic even beginning promptly at eight. Poets sign in as they arrive, and may do so if they arrive late. Reading queue order will be first-come-first-serve. Every reading is five minutes with exception—this is not a strict rule. After six readers there will be a break, after which the next group will read. If there are six or less readers,  there may be another round of reading by the same group if there is interest.

Lastly, the third Thursday, the second reading in the month, is dedicated to scheduled featured readers and book launches.  Again the reading begins promptly at eight, and after six readings there is a break and then a 30 minute reading by the feature. 

First Thursday will be an opportunity to promote the second Thursday feature.  If there is a book launch scheduled, the author should arrive at 7:30 to set up. Signing will take place before the reading, at break time and after the featured reading. 

Role of the Host

The host introduces  the poets on both the curated and open mic lists. The  host also reads according to his or her pleasure.


Green kill promotes “Voice Less Readings” as a facebook event, on and broadly to web, radio and print outlets.  A list is available and you may contribute PR contacts. 


The features readers are recorded with high quality video and audio and files are available for the featured readers to take away at no charge.  Green Kill will have a YouTube Channel  for to broadcast the videos from the featured readings.


Poets interested in scheduling a feature or anyone wanting to know more about the Voice Less Readings, please contact

About Green Kill

Green Kill is  inclusive, multiuser  performance space dedicated to the arts. It serves a growing diverse art community. Green Kill is an LLC for the sole purpose over the short term of making sure it stays on track. The objective is to build an institution for the arts which grows and creates opportunities through the peer to peer involvement of talented visual and performing artists.  Green kill offers a structured-DIY program, with smooth operation rules, and its longevity and usefulness result solely from artist involvement and artist community promotion.

Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition and performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401,, Green Kill is open Tuesday to Saturday from 3  pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. Performance events schedule please visit t Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting or phoning 347-689-2323.