The Visiting Writers Series will feature social critic Katha Pollitt, major novelist Alice McDermott, celebrated New Yorker proofreader Mary Norris, rising literary stars Yelena Akhtiorskaya and Elisa Albert, two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey, major American poet Alicia Ostriker, prize-winning Caribbean author Caryl Phillips, Shakespeare authority and stage actress Tina Packer, a celebration of local civil rights crusader Barbara Smith, and many other events!
The Classic Film Series will feature young prize-winning director Tanya Hamilton (Night Catches Us), theater and film producer Ron Simons (winner of Tony Awards for for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; and the 2012 Porgy & Bess), prize-winning documentary filmmaker Jason Osder (Let the Fire Burn), and William Wellman, Jr., son and biographer of legendary Hollywood director William A. Wellman, whose career spanned four decades, from the Silent Era to the 1950s.
For more on the Visiting Writers Series visit: http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/vws.html#.VK1HZF8o7s0
For more on the Classic Film Series visit: http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/cfs.html#.VK1Hfl8o7s0
We hope to see you soon!
Best regards and Happy New Year,
The New York State Writers Institute
For more information, visit our website at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/vws.html#.VK1JEF8o7s1 and our blog at http://nyswiblog.blogspot.com/ , or call us at 518-442-5620.