Wednesday, November 18, 2009

25th Anniversary Celebration Updates

The work of the Institute has been all-consuming of late, and to note that we haven't posted since early October is, well, an embarrassment, both of silences, and of riches. Sometimes it's wonderful to have so many things going on that you can't stop to whistle at them.

On November 16 we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a highlight film and remarks by Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York who signed the establishing legislation for the formation of the NYSWI into law, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer/historian who has appeared at the Writers Institute six times since its inception.

Visits prior to that, by Richard Russo, Lorrie Moore, Don DeLillo, Russell Banks, Henry Louis Gates, and others (celebrations of Rumi, and Jazz history included), will be chronicled in due course. Sometimes it's better to be living than to be blogging!