Third Thursday to host Novelist Harvey Havel January 19

Novelist Harvey Havel will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Avenue, Albany, on Thursday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Harvey Havel is a short-story writer and novelist. He was formerly a writing instructor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey.  He also taught writing and literature at the College of St. Rose in Albany, as well as SUNY Albany. He has published roughly 11 books since his first in 1999. Copies of his books and short stories, both new and used, may be purchased at, and by special order at other fine bookstores.

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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