Martin Manley

Third Thursday Poetry Night Featuring Martin Manley

Martin Manley

Schenectady poet Martin Manley will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:30PM.

Martin Manley is a long-time activist working for peace, justice, & 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 7:00PM, 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 or

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.