Third Thursday Poetry Night Featuring Kathleen McCoy

Poet Kathleen McCoy will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30PM.  Kathleen McCoy grounded her most recent book of poems, Ringing the Changes (Finishing Line Press, 2019), as a community college professor at SUNY Adirondack and her spiritual practice as a deacon.  Her first full-length collection, Green and Burning (WordTech Editions, 2016), was named finalist in the Book Excellence Awards of Canada.

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.