Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NYS Writers Institute Announces Spring 2016 Schedule

The NYS Writers Institute announces a spectacular calendar of free events for the Spring of 2016.

Headliners will include bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild, Into Thin Air); Pulitzer-winning playwright and UAlbany alum Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy); pioneering Black female Hollywood director Darnell Martin (Their Eyes Were Watching God); Pulitzer-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg whose previous book The Power of Habit spent 120 weeks on the Times bestseller list; visionary computer scientist who foresaw the Internet and who teaches computers to write poetry, David Gelernter; New York Times health reporter Sheri Fink, author of the major bestseller about Hurricane Katrina, Five Days at Memorial; 2013 Tony Winner for Best Director, Pam MacKinnon (the revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?); major Irish fiction writer Colm Toibin, author of Brooklyn, the basis of the Oscar-nominated film; local son and Pulitzer winner Richard Russo with the new novel, Everybody’s Fool, the sequel to his beloved classic Upstate New York novel, Nobody’s Fool; and much, much more. Visit the links below for more details.

Mark your calendars for the State Author and Poet inauguration ceremony on February 11th at 8PM at Page Hall. The new State Author will be Edmund White, one of America’s finest prose writers, and its leading chronicler of Gay experience. The new State Poet will be Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer winner and one of America’s most influential and most anthologized poets.

In honor of the Pulitzer Centennial (1916-2016), the series will feature seven Pulitzer winners— if you include William Kennedy who will present a special program on Old Albany in March.

For more on the Visiting Writers Series, visit:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/vws.html#.Vp5_S01wXs0

For more on the Classic Film Series, visit:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/cfs.html#.Vp5_W01wXs0

      We hope to see you soon!

For more information, visit us online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst or call us at 518-442-5620.

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