Poet Carrie Czwakiel will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, February 21, 2019  at 7:30PM.

Carrie Czwakiel has lived in the Capital District since she was three years old and currently lives in the Scotia-Glenville area with her 16-year-old autistic son.  She started writing poetry when she was about 12 years old to help deal with emotional pain and, to this day, writes to release what weighs heavily on her spirit.

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.