Third Thursday Poetry Night Featuring Michael Platsty

Michael Platsty

Poet Michael Platsky will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30PM.

Michael Platsky was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, came of age in lower Manhattan, and moved to Woodstock in the 1995.  He hosts a weekly poetry reading at the Harmony Cafe in Woodstock. Most of his writing reflects personal experience in a sometimes chaotic world.

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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