Schenectady poet Martin Manley will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Avenue, Albany, on Thursday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Martin Manley is a long-time activist working for peace, justice and labor rights who has been arrested a number of times for civil disobedience. Although he rarely reads his poetry out, he has been writing for many years. His collection of poems, Flint Knives, contains poems from 1973 to 2014.

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 p.m., with the reading beginning at 7:30. The host of the readings is Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox. The suggested donation is $3, 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 or

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