Poets going by the handle “Josie & the Drop-Boxers” will read from their work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:30PM.

“Josie & the Drop-Boxers” are students in Professor Daniel Nester’s class, Poetry and Performance, at the College of St. Rose. They will be reading as part of the week-long celebration of poetry & the spoken word, the Albany Word Fest. For more information visit the website albanywordfest.com.

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.


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