Third Thursday Poetry Night (2015 Albany Word Fest Edition) Featuring Michele Battiste


Poet Michele Battiste is returning to the area and will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30PM at the Third Thursday Poetry Night as part of the 2015 Albany Word Fest.

Michele Battiste is the author of Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both published by Black Lawrence Press.  A Schenectady native raised on the Albany poetry scene, she now lives in Colorado where she raises funds for organizations undoing corporate evil.

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.


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