Thom Francis has been organizing, promoting, and hosting open mics and poetry / spoken word events in Albany such as Nitty Gritty Slam, School of Night, Albany Poets Presents..., and the Albany Word Fest for over 20 years. As a poet and performer, Thom has been featured at many of the upstate poetry and spoken word events from Saratoga to Woodstock as well as LarkFest, Art on Lark, 1st Friday, and the Albany Word Fest.
Thom Francis welcomes Toledo, Ohio poet John Dorsey to the stage for a reading at The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio hosted by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and literary journals Hobo Camp Review and Trailer Park Quarterly.
July is turning to August, but there is still a lot of summer left, and the regional literary calendar is packed with things to do.
The Hudson Valley Writers Guild supports the efforts of writers in all genres by sponsoring readings, workshops, and contests and providing a number of valuable resources for the entire literary community.