Philomena Moriarty

Local poet Philomena Moriarty will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:30PM.

Philomena Moriarty has recently published My Moon Self which is a combination of poetry and memoir. She uses Mindfulness and other spiritual practices in her writing process and views poetry itself as a spiritual practice. Philomena lives in East Greenbush and was a long time member of the Voorheesville Thursday Night Poets.

The evening will also include the annual Holiday visit from “Sanity Clause,” with a gift of poetry for all who read in the open mic.

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;

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.