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The remainder of the spring lineup of the NYS Writers Institute has been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Jerome Charyn

American author

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020
Conversation/Q&A with moderator Paul Grondal - Huxley Theatre, NYS Museum,
Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Ave., Albany NY 12230. 
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Free and open to the public.

Jerome Charyn, a colossus of American letters, is the author of 50 books in the last 50 years, including thirty novels. Michael Chabon calls him “one of the most important writers in American literature.” Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post said, “Give this guy a Pulitzer…. No one deserves it more.”


Charyn’s recent novels have fictionalized the lives of Emily Dickinson, Abraham Lincoln and Jerzy Kosiński. His new book is The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times (2019), a rollicking tale of the sickly child, NYC Police Commissioner, environmentalist, Rough Rider and “perfect bull in a china shop” who became our 26th president.

Paul Grondahl, director of the NYS Writers Institute, is the author of I Rose Like a Rocket: The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt (2004).


Cosponsored by the UAlbany History Department, Friends of the New York State Library, the NYS Museum and Office of Cultural Education.


Jerome Charyn, Cowboy King
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