Third Thursday Poetry Night Featuring Christian Ortega

Social Justice CenterPoet Christian Ortega will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30PM.  Christian Ortega is the founder of Recto y Verso Editions, a book publisher, online store & art gallery located in the historic Ilium Building in downtown Troy, NY; his book “Red Poems” is from Hispanic Paradox Press.

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.