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Telling the Truth in a Post-Truth World

Thank you!
Telling the TruthTo all of the panelists, attendees, viewers of the livestream, correspondents, social media commenters, and volunteers, thank you for making the Tellng the Truth in a Post-Truth World sympsosium on journalism, media and democracy a success.

Watch videos of each of the six panel discussions.

If you would like to keep informed of upcoming Writers Institute events, please send an email to Michael Huber at

Upcoming Events

Octavia Spencer Octavia Spencer at SEFCU Arena
Attend a discussion with Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer of The Help and Hidden Figures.

The event will be held: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl will moderate the discussion.

Tickets, which are free, are required. More information

Ryan Smithson

Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson 4:15 p.m. Thursday, October 26
Iraq war veteran and memoirist Ryan Smithson will read from his highly-praised memoir Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year Old GI (2009)

A stage performance of Ghosts of War by Chicago’s Griffin Theatre Company will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, in the Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, on the UAlbany Uptown Campus. Read more

Complete Fall 2017 Visiting Writers Series and Fall 2017 Classic Film Series listings

Writers News
Bringing poetry, and hope, into prison by Paul Grondahl
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess held 72 prisoners spellbound for more than two hours with an animated performance of his poetry, encouragement about their writing and a frank discussion that ended with Jess imploring them to take advantage of every educational opportunity during their incarceration. Read more

NYS Writers Institute announces the addition of two new staff members
The New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members. Jennifer Kowalski will join the staff as program coordinator on August 24. Michael Huber will begin on September 7 as communications specialist, which is a new position for the Writers Institute.
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