W.D. ClarkePoet W.D. Clarke will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30PM.

W.D Clarke Is a local poet residing between Saratoga Springs and New Brunswick Canada.  His most recent book of poems is titled “Still More Tales.”  His poems are rhyming mini-stories running the gambit from being serious to humorous and sometimes macabre, done in a style reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling and Robert Service.

The guest host for this night will be Thom Francis, President of Albany Poets. The reading will be part of the week-long annual event, “Albany Word Fest;” for more information about Albany Word Fest visit the AlbanyPoets website.

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: dwlcx@earthlink.net.

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.

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