Poet Mary Ann Murray will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, December 20, 2018  at 7:30PM.

Mary Ann Murray grew up in the Capital District in Cohoes, and was active in the Albany poets scene in the late 80s and early 90s. She lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 26 years but recently moved to the beautiful Hudson Valley, where she’s working on a book of poems.

The evening will include the traditional holiday visit from Sanity Clause with a gift of poetry for each of the night’s readers — bring a poem to 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 7:00 PM, 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.