Avery Stempel at Collar City Mushrooms

Third Thursday Poetry Night Featuring Avery Stempel

Poet Avery Stempel will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:30PM, with an open mic for community poets. Avery Stempel is a poet turned mushroom farmer from East Berne, NY. Living in the Capital Region since birth, his poems draw inspiration from life experiences, philosophical ponderings, and grand imaginings. His poetry has appeared on stages and in cafes in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga. His farm, Collar City Mushrooms, in Lansingburgh, NY hosts the regularly occurring “2nd Sunday Poetry + Prose” reading as well as many other pop-up events.

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: dwlcx46@gmail.com

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.


Jan 18 2024


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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


Dan Wilcox

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