The New York State Writers Institute has announced “Rebuilding the Republic,” a months-long series of events addressing many of the urgent issues we face today — including the threat of political insurrection, racist violence, economic inequity, and social strife — and the prospect of emerging a better nation from adversity. [Read more…] about ‘Rebuilding the Republic’ Author Series Underway
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The NYS Writers Institute, in conjunction with philanthropists Bruce Piasecki & Andrea Masters and the Yaddo artists’ community in Saratoga Springs, have announced a call for submissions for The Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Annual Award on Business and Society Writing, celebrating young writers who aim to ignite positive social change fueled by their writing. The winner will receive a check for $5,000. [Read more…] about Award for Social Impact Writing: Call for Submissions
The New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany has announced Telling the Truth 2020 on November 11-18, a week-long series of in-depth conversations with authors, journalists, political observers, social critics, former public officials, and thought leaders examining the toxic divisions of America’s political landscape. [Read more…] about Telling the Truth 2020: Conversations on Toxic Political Divisions
Artist to Artist brings together artists whose work has been previously presented at UAlbany for conversations about the arts in this time of the coronavirus pandemic, a reckoning on systemic racism, and civil unrest. [Read more…] about Artist to Artist: Addressing This Moment Online Programs
The Center for Law and Justice and the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany have launched of an online symposium examining the impact of systemic racism on Capital Region communities.
The goal of the symposium is to raise awareness, foster dialogue, find common ground and work collectively to create a more just society. [Read more…] about A Time For Reckoning Focuses On Capital Region’s Systemic Racism
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust and the New York State Writers Institute have announced an interview with acclaimed author and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer set for Tuesday, September 22nd at 12:30 pm.
NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl and author Harold Holzer will discuss insights from Harold’s new book, The Presidents Vs. The Press, examining the dual rise of the American presidency and the media that shaped it. [Read more…] about Harold Holzer On Presidents vs Press
The 3rd Annual Albany Book Festival, presented by the NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany, is kicking off today, and will run through September 24th with all events online, free, and available on the Writers Institute’s YouTube Channel.
The event’s first presentation, a conversation with New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan is now online. Sullivan’s fifth novel, Friends and Strangers, was published in June 2020.
The Empire State Center for the Book has decided to postpone its annual event honoring inductees to the New York State Writers Hall of Fame due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The group said the decision was made in consultation with its co-sponsor and collaborator the New York State Writers Institute at the State University at Albany. Organizers say it will be the first time in 11 years the induction ceremony has not taken place. [Read more…] about NYS Writers Hall of Fame Induction Postponed
The New York State Writers Institute and WAMC are joining forces to aid Capital Region’s indie bookstores with a new initiative they’re calling #IndieBookstoreBoost.
Writers Institute director Paul Grondahl and WAMC “Book Show” host Joe Donahue are conducting virtual interviews with notable authors on their newly published books as part of the effort to encourage book sales at independent bookstores. [Read more…] about NYS Writers Institute, WAMC Launch #IndieBookstoreBoost
The NYS Writers Institute is set to hosts A Tribute to Toni Morrison on Friday, January 24, at 7 pm, at Page Hall on the UAlbany downtown campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany.
The event will include a screening of the 2019 documentary The Pieces I Am and a panel discussion about her life and legacy. [Read more…] about Toni Morrison Tribute Starting NYS Writers Institute Season