Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 Series!

Here are a few highlights of a truly exciting season:

Robert Coover, beloved American fiction writer, with Huck Out West, a rollicking sequel to Huckleberry Finn.

Convicted murderer Shaka Senghor, with his memoir of redemption, Writing My Wrongs.

Jazz violinist and MacArthur Genius Regina Carter on stage with Joe Donahue.
Diane Ackerman, with the new film tie-in edition of Zookeeper’s Wife which will star Jessica Chastain.  
Preeminent Postmodernist painter David Salle with his book How to See, on stage with Joe Donahue.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor presenting her memoir, My Beloved World.
MacArthur Genius and filmmaker Stanley Nelson with his acclaimed new documentary, The Black Panthers.
Young Irish novelist Ruth Gilligan, the youngest author to reach #1 on Ireland’s Bestseller List, with a novel about Ireland’s Jews.
Iraq war interrogator and torturer Eric Fair with a memoir about his crisis of conscience.
Douglas Brinkley, CNN’s official Presidential Historian, with a new book on FDR’s crusade for public lands.
David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl, the basis of the Oscar-winning film.
All events are free and open to the public!
For a complete schedule, see the Visiting Writers Series here:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/vws.html
For more information, contact the Writers Institute visit our website at www.albany.edu/writers-inst.