NEW YORK STATE WRITERS INSTITUTE CELEBRATES ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY
The New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany will be celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout the Fall 2009 semester. On August 6, 1984, Governor Mario Cuomo signed into law the legislation creating the New York State Writers Institute, giving the Institute a mandate to provide “a milieu for established and aspiring writers to work together . . . to increase the artistic imagination.” Since then the Institute has sponsored author visits, film screenings, symposia, staged readings, and writing workshops. Over 1000 writers — in all genres, and winners of every major literary award in the United States and abroad — have shared their work with both student and community audiences, making Albany a literary crossroads.
“For 25 years, the New York State Writers Institute has served as a beacon for writers across the globe, drawing them to Albany. It has been a tremendous resource for UAlbany, the larger community, the state and the world of literature. In all it does, the Writers Institute truly furthers UAlbany’s mission to bring ‘the world within reach,’”
All events take place on the UAlbany uptown and downtown campuses and are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).
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