Poet Dineen Carta will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30PM. Her book Loving the Ache: A Woman’s Journey was published in 2015. Here is what Dineen wrote:
“Twenty years ago, I lost my voice. It wasn’t for just a day or 2. I lost my voice for 3 entire years. Doctors and specialists told me that I’d never get it back. My voice would sometimes come out in a whisper so I could read to my young daughter. I was a single mom, dating and striving to live a good life. I am Spiritual. I am Sensual. I am a mom, and I am a Woman. I began to write poetry to express my many experiences. I healed myself. I healed my voice. I shared my writings and people could relate. I became an inspirational life coach, energy healer and spiritual guide. My name is Dineen Carta and I am poet.”
A reading by a local or regional poet is held each Third Thursday at the Social Justice Center. The event includes an open mic for audience members to read. Sign-up starts at 7:00PM, with the reading beginning at 7:30. The host of the readings is Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox. The suggested donation is $3.00, which helps support this and other poetry programs of the Poetry Motel Foundation, and the work of the Social Justice Center. For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox, 518-482-0262; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Social Justice Center, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization working for progressive social change through education, community building and collective action. The center advances the struggles against racism and for peace and justice. For further information about the SJC call 518-434-4037.