Media Advisory: New York State Writers Institute Names State Author and State Poet

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 29, 2008)

The New York State Writers Institute has announced the State Author and State Poet for 2008-2010. The citations were established in 1985 by the governor and state legislature to promote fiction and poetry within the state. Upon the recommendation of two advisory panels of distinguished writers convened under the aegis of the New York State Writers Institute, the governor awards the citations every two years.  


When, Where:
Monday, March 3, 2008.
 Award ceremony: 3:30 p.m. The Capitol, Blue Room, Albany N.Y.
 Laureate reading: 8 p.m., Page Hall, University at Albany, 135 Western Ave, Albany, N.Y.

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