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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.
The New York State Writers Institute mourns the passing of Toni Morrison, a giant of world literature, who was Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities at UAlbany and a member of our office family during the very beginnings of our organization in the mid-1980s.
The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Toni Morrison wrote 11 novels as well as children’s books and essay collections. Among them were celebrated works like Song of Solomon, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.
Toni Morrison speaks at the University at Albany in 1984, with Writers Institute founder William Kennedy in the background at right. (Times Union file photo)
The third edition of Trolley, an online literary journal produced by the NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany can be found at www.trolleyjournal.com.
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 www.trolleyjournal.com