Thursday, August 25, 2011

Deadline Extended for Writing Workshops

The application deadlines for the New York State Writers Institute's fall community writers workshops have been extended to September 9, 2011 for mail-ins, and September 14, 2001 for walk-ins.

A Poetry Workshop will be offered by Writers Institute Fellow Rebecca Wolff, and a Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop will be offered by Writer-in-Residence Jo Page.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Theater Voices to Present Shanley Play

Theater Voices of the Capital Region, an Albany based theatrical troupe, will present John Patrick Shanley's "Defiance" (2006), a tale of race relations set at the Marine Corps' training facility at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in 1971.

"Defiance" director Yvonne Perry was inspired to choose the play after meeting playwright John Patrick Shanley, at UAlbany last spring to present the annual Burian Lecture , sponsored by the Department of Theatre and cosponsored by the NYS Writers Institute. The visit was funded through the generosity of the Jarka and Grayce Susan Burian Endowment.

Grayce Burian, pictured here with Shanley, also sits on the board of Theater Voices.

A Youtube clip of Shanley's visit may be viewed here.

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