Glenn Werner

Dan Wilcox is one the busiest guys in the local poetry scene with all of the events that he hosts on top of all of the readings that he attends (and writes about). His flagship reading, The Third Thursday Poetry Night, returns to the Social Justice Center on June 20 with featured reader Glenn Werner. Glenn hosts the Poetry, Beacon poetry series in the Hudson Valley and was one of the many poets who participated at the 2013 Albany Word Fest Open Mic in April.

Mid-Hudson poet Glenn Werner will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30PM.  Glenn Werner has been a part of the Hudson Valley poetry scene for a number of years. He has had work published in Chronogram, The Waywayanda Review, The River Reporter’s Literary Gazette, the soon to be released Up The River literary journal, and Home Planet News which nominated his poem “Anfortas Waiting” for a Pushcart Prize. He hosts the Poetry, Beacon poetry reading in Beacon, NY every third Wednesday of the month.

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: dwlcx@earthlink.net.

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.