Coming up


7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6
, 2019
SEFCU Arena, University at Albany

It is no exaggeration to call Dan Rather the voice of a generation, and in this special evening, he shares a wealth of anecdotes and insightful commentary on national and global news. 

Rather's recent New York Times bestseller, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, offers a collection of original essays about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. 

The Dan Rather event on Friday, Sept. 6, is a kickoff for the 2nd Annual Book Festival, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 14. 




Photo by Ben Baker


Moby-Dick Book Club

Next meeting Wednesday Aug. 14


The third edition of Trolley, an online literary journal produced by the NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany can be found at


Trolley's 20 contributors shared essays on their favorite books and writers. Their essays praise the works of iconic writers and poets -- Tolstoy, Orwell, Mary Oliver, Langston Hughes, J.D. Salinger -- as well as more recent writers -- R.h. Sin, Rupi Kaur and Courtney Peppernell --  whose words make a lasting connection.

Enjoy the Trolley essays and share your thoughts and comments at

Trolley literary journal