The citations, established in 1985 by Governor Mario M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to promote fiction and poetry in New York, are awarded biennially under the aegis of the New York State Writers Institute. Awardees serve for two years in their honorary positions and each receives a $10,000 honorarium. [Read more…] about New York State Author and Poet Announced
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Four weeks of readings and special events are coming to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
The NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany has announced the 3rd Annual Albany Film Festival, a celebration of the convergence of film and storytelling featuring a lineup of award-winning filmmakers, novelists, and screenwriters, feature-length film screenings and conversations, and a presentation of the Ironweed Awards and short film awards, has been set for Saturday, April 1st at the University at Albany. [Read more…] about 3rd Annual Albany Film Festival Saturday, April 1
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The NYS Writers Institute has announced their Fall 2022 season, featuring a mix of events featuring award-winning authors, poets, journalists, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, and the 5th Annual Albany Book Festival. [Read more…] about NYS Writers Institute’s Fall Season Schedule; Albany Book Festival
The New York State Writers Institute will host a discussion on the makings of the play “The True,” its Albany roots, and its explorations of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the historically male-dominated world of Albany machine politics, set for Monday, March 21st. [Read more…] about New Play Dramatizes Albany Political History
The 2nd Annual Albany Film Festival – featuring a number of “bookish” events, and events that emphasize writing – will be presented by the NYS Writers Institute on Saturday, April 2nd, at the University at Albany.
The Albany Film Festival differs from most film festivals, which are usually multi-day events at various locations around a city. This is a very story-focused festival, with conversations about filmmakers as storytellers, book-to-film, writing vs. visual storytelling, screenwriting, criticism, and film history and biography. The emphasis is more on conversation and Q&A with guests than on screenings of full films. [Read more…] about Albany Film Festival Set for Saturday, April 2nd at UAlbany
The NYS Writers Institute has announced its Spring 2022 schedule of events featuring more than two dozen literary luminaries and creative artists, a series-within-a-series titled American HerStory, and a film festival coming to the Capital Region. [Read more…] about NYS Writers Institute Announces Spring 2022 Events
The new issue of the NYS Writers Institute’s Trolley journal is now online with essays, stories, poems, and flash fiction from more than 70 contributors, including more than two dozen UAlbany alumni, faculty and retired faculty. [Read more…] about NYS Writers Institute Issues Latest ‘Trolley’ Journal
Ayad Akhtar has been named the new State Author and Willie Perdomo the new State Poet, the New York State Writers Institute has announced. [Read more…] about Ayad Akhtar Named New State Author; Willie Perdomo New State Poet