Sylvia Barnard

Sylvia Barnard to Read at the Social Justice Center

Sylvia Barnard

Sylvia Barnard is a very busy poet these days. She has been featured at the Live From the Living Room series and the Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic as well as being part of many of the open mics in the area each and every month. She also found the time to have a book of poetry published last year.

Sylvia is keeping it moving this month as the featured poet at Dan Wilcox‘s Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center on March 21.

Albany Poet Sylvia Barnard will read from her  work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:30PM.  Sylvia Barnard taught Latin, Greek, & classical civilization at the University at Albany from 1967 to 2011 when the classics program was abruptly terminated.  She reads frequently at poetry open mics in Albany & has been featured at Poets in the Park, among other poetry venues.  Her book of poems, Trees, was published in 2012 by Troy Book Makers.

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:

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.