Third Thursday Poetry Night Featuring Tom Riley

Tom Riley

Poet Tom Riley will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 7:30PM.

Tom Riley is a retiree living on 12 acres in Pittstown. There he gardens, bakes, boils maple syrup, grows hops, and makes pizzas in a wood-fired oven. He is currently constructing poems exploring 60 years of living on the same rural road.

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 7:00 p.m., 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.