Tina Barry

Poet Tina Barry will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30PM for the Albany Word Fest edition of the Third Thursday Poetry Night.

Tina Barry’s poems and short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Drunken Boat, Elimae, The NewerYork, Lost in Thought, Flash-Frontier, Boston Literary Magazine, and Exposure, an Anthology of Micro-fiction. Mall Flower (Big Table Publishing) is her first book of poems and short fiction. Two poems in Mall Flower were nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and one prose piece was a winner in The Best Short Fiction 2016 (Queens Ferry Press). A long-time Brooklynite, Barry now lives in upstate New York.

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 or 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.