Alan Catlin reading at the 2014 Word Fest at the UAG Gallery on Lark Street in Albany, NY

Third Thursday Poetry Night featuring Alan Catlin

Local writer Alan Catlin will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 7:30PM, with an open mic for community poets. Alan Catlin has been published in parts of six decades now which basically makes him as old as dirt. During his publishing career, he has published in some of the best independent journals, college and university magazines and some of   the most obscure, short run, zero circulations zines (for example the Literary Review, Tray Full of Lab Rats and Wordsworth’s Socks). He has two new books forthcoming this Summer: How Will the Heart Endure (Kelsay Books) about the life and work of photographer Diane Arbus, and a series of personal narratives, Listening to the Moonlight Sonata (Impspired).

A reading by a local or regional poet/writer has been held since July 2006 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 $5.00, 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.


May 18 2023


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave., Albany, NY US
Dan Wilcox


Dan Wilcox

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