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Spring 2015 Events Schedule:

For complete schedules:
Spring 2015 Visiting Writers Series and Spring 2015 Classic Film Series

Writers News:

National Poet Laureate Philip Levine
The New York State Writers Institute mourns the passing of Philip Levine.
Levine's poetry is grounded in the harsh reality of contemporary life. He describes his poetry as an attempt to create "a voice for the voiceless."
Poet Philip Levine on "The Writer"

New York State Summer Young Writers Institute
June 29 - July 11, 2015, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs , New York
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 New York State Summer Young Writers Institute, a creative writing workshop for high school students.
Summer Young Writers Institute Application

Mario Cuomo (1932-2015)
The New York State Writers Institute mourns the passing of Mario Cuomo, formerNew York Governor and a very dear friend of the Institute, who signed into law the legislation that created our organization in 1984.

Cuomo came to the Institute to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2009, his first public appearance in Albany since leaving the Governor's mansion in 1994.
(Read more)

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy reflects on friendship
with Mario Cuomo
. (Read more)

Spring 2015 Writers Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop Offered by Writers Institute Fellow James Lasdun and
Poetry Writing Workshop Offered by Writer-in-Residence James Lasdun




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Science Library, SL 320, University at Albany, NY 12222
Phone 518-442-5620, Fax 518-442-5621, email writers@albany.edu


ABOUT THE INSTITUTE:
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| What We Do | Who We Are | Maps & Directions | Agents/Guests Information | Summary of Events
PROGRAMS: Visiting Writers Series | Classic Film Series | Community Writers Workshop | NYS Summer Writers Institute | NYS Summer Young Writers Institute | Authors Theatre | NYS Author & Poet Awards
PUBLICATIONS: Kevin's Film Notes | Writers Online | Young Voices: Summer Young Writers Anthology


Mario Cuomo

New York State Writers Institute
November 16,
2009
"You have to understand mom and pop because they are the motivation, I think, for almost everything I tried do in my life. . . " (5:39)

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