Albany has been home to such writers as Henry James and Herman Melville, and, most recently, to William Kennedy, whose Albany novels have emphasized the importance of the sense of place in American literature. With many colleges and universities within the tri-state area, ranging from Skidmore, to Bard, to Bennington, to Simon's Rock, the city of Albany offers a thriving cultural and intellectual life. The 1999 AWP Conference--with co-sponsorship from The University at Albany, State University of New York, the New York State Writers Institute, Clarkson University, The Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, and chaired by Judy Johnson (University at Albany)--will offer a lively and exciting forum in which to meet your favorite writers, exchange ideas and information with peers, and meet editors, grant-makers, and other literary professionals. This year's conference features over 60 panel discussions and readings, a forum on the teaching of writing, and a bookfair showcasing the best literary presses.
|This year's keynote speaker is |
the author of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes
on the New York Times Bestsellers list for over a year.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
O'Kennedy, by Douglas Blackburn for the TU
1999 Complete Conference Schedule
Welcome Letter to Conferences Attendees
Associated Writing Programs