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September

The 2nd Annual Albany Book Festival Saturday, September 14, 2019 University at Albany
Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid
Helon Habila
Helon Habila
Ken Druse
Ken Druse
Abigail Thomas
Abigail Thomas
Madhur Jaffrey
Madhur Jaffrey
Eric Foner
Eric Foner
Allison Pataki
Allison Pataki
Wayétu Moore
Wayétu Moore
Margaret Roach
Margaret Roach
Harold Holzer
Harold Holzer
Nafkote Tamirat
Nafkote Tamirat
Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro
Cherrie Moraga
Cherrie Moraga
Ricardo Cortés
Ricardo Cortés
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates
Sylvia Day
Sylvia Day
Uzodinma Iweala
Uzodinma Iweala
Lew Bryson
Lew Bryson
Craig Gravina
Craig Gravina
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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. 

 

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Photo by Ben Baker

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Toni Morrison at the University at Albany, 1984

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)

Moby-Dick Book Club

Next meeting Wednesday Aug. 14

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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

Trolley literary journal