Garrison Keillor Kicks Off UAlbany's
Fall Calendar of Events
Weber (518) 437-4980
(September 4, 2003) -- The University at Albany announced
its 2003 Fall Calendar of Events, including an evening with
Garrison Keillor, master storyteller and public radio star,
who will read from his new novel, “Love Me," on Tuesday,
Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Recreation and Convocation Center
on the University’s uptown campus.
best-known for his acclaimed Public Radio programs, "A
Prairie Home Companion" and "The Writer's Almanac"
and is the author of several bestselling novels and short
story collections. His latest novel is "Love Me,"
the story of Larry Wyler, a starstruck Minnesotan with literary
aspirations who abandons his young wife in St. Paul in order
to try his luck among New York's rich and famous writers.
He meets with success, both as a staff writer for "The
New Yorker" and as a ladies man, but his success quickly
comes to an end. In trouble with his wife, and out of favor
at "The New Yorker," Wyler ekes out a living as
"Mr. Blue," an advice columnist for lovesick readers.
The event is
presented by the New York State Writers Institute and is free
and open to the public. For additional information, contact
the Writers Institute at (518) 442-5620 or visit www.albany.edu/writers-inst.
Other Highlights of the 2003 Fall Events Roster Include:
• A video installation, "A Moving Picture Show,"
by Allen Yates, MFA (1999) in the University Art Museum from
Sept. 16-Nov. 1.
• The Writers Institute presents Peter Schjeldahl, art critic
for The New Yorker, on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the University
• The Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
will sponsor, "Democracy in Latin America 30 Years After
Chile's 9/11," with keynote speaker, Fabiola Letelier,
Chilean human rights lawyer, Oct. 10-12. For more information,
call (518) 442-4890 or visit www.albany.edu/democracy.
• "The Private Life of the Master Race," will be
held at the Performing Arts Center's Studio Theatre on Oct.
22-25 at 8 p.m. The cost is $12 for the general public and
$8 for students, seniors and staff.
• Homecoming/Family Weekend will be held on Oct. 24-26 featuring
activities from a Touchdown Tailgate (Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to
1 p.m.) to "Music Around the World" with the UAlbany
Chamber Singers to football and soccer games.
• The Fifth Annual Festive Holiday Concert will be held on
Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Main Theatre.
Cost is $7 for the general public and $3 for students.
For the entire Today@UAlbany Fall 2003 calendar, visit www.albany.edu/todayua/2003fall_events.pdf.