Doctor Baker (fundraiser for the RED Bookshelf)

Join the NYS Writers Institute and UAlbany faculty, staff and alumni for a literary fundraising event featuring live music and poetry – to benefit The RED Bookshelf!


Individuals should not attend our in-person events if they — or anyone in their household — are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. There will be a temperature check at the door.

Come support The RED Bookshelf and be an advocate for literacy with a night of music and poetry at Albany Distilling Company, Inc.

Tickets to attend must be purchased in advance.

The $20 Ticket price is a donation to The Red Bookshelf (Donations to The RED Bookshelf, an IRC SEC 501 (c) 3 approved organization, are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law).

**Final ticket price will include additional Eventbrite service and processing fees.**

Drinks/food will be available for purchase at Albany Distilling Company.

Doctor Baker will be performing from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

If you are not able to attend the event, but would still like to donate to support The RED Bookshelf, visit:

The RED Bookshelf is a non-profit community literacy program. Working with community partners, we provides free children’s books on bright red bookshelves throughout Albany to ensure that all children have access to the benefits of book ownership, regardless of income level.

UAlbany staff and students volunteer on campus to clean and repair donated children’s books for future distribution.

Event will feature live music from local band, Doctor Baker and poetry readings by local poets.

Doctor Baker started out as an acoustic duo featuring singer-songwriter Ed Schwarzschild (UAlbany English professor and Writers Institute Fellow), and guitarist Iggy Calabria, two wayward Philadelphians who met in Albany, NY. After adding UAlbany art professor Danny Goodwin on drums, Jim Maximowicz on bass, and Chris Gockley on guitar/bass, Doctor Baker sounds a lot louder, and the band’s strong, sound medicine has begun to heal audiences in the Capital Region and beyond.

Stay tuned for the final list of featured poets including UAlbany faculty!

The event is finished.


Dec 04 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




The Albany Distilling Company Bar and Bottle Shop, 75 Livingston Ave, Albany, NY 12207, USA

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