image The Official Unofficial kick off the 2010 Albany Word Fest is the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center.  Here is the info from host Dan Wilcox:

the Poetry Motel Foundation presents Third Thursday Poetry Night  at the Social Justice Center (33 Central Ave., Albany, NY) Thursday, April 15, 7:00 sign up; 7:30 start.

Featured Poet: Paul Pines

& the official unofficial start of Albany WordFest 2010!

— with an open mic for community poets before & after the feature: $3.00 donation, suggested; more if you got it, less if you can’t.

Your jazzy, poetic host: Dan Wilcox. 

Paul Pines is the author of two novels, The Tin Angel (Morrow, ‘83), and Redemption (Rocher, ‘97). My Brother’s Madness (Curbstone, ‘07), a memoir, enjoyed wide critical acclaim. Pines’ seven books of poetry are: Onion, Hotel Madden Poems, Pines Songs, Breath, Adrift on Blinding Light, Taxidancing and Last Call at the Tin Palace. He lives in Glens Falls, New York, where he practices as a psychotherapist and hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.