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Albany Book Festival: One week down, one to go!

Updates on Week Two of the Albany Book Festival

  • Hundreds of book lovers have viewed online videos of author events posted on our YouTube channel:

  • We posted the video from the popular "So You're Young and Want to Write" workshop 

  • Saturday's three workshops on memoir, publishing, and writing are filled to capacity. 

  • Nearly 100 "virtual attendees" have added their names to our email list in the past five days. (Welcome!)

Coming up Monday

In their new book Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, The Political Economy of Saving the Planet, Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin map out the catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change — and present a realistic blueprint for change: the Green New Deal.

“This book is a survival manual for civilization. I want everyone—yes, every person on the planet—to learn its message and to face the challenge it poses: ‘What am I doing to help bring about a global Green New Deal in the early years of this decade?’” — Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Doomsday Machine

Also next week:

  • A Conversation About the Joys of the Short Story Form, with Edwidge Danticat and Kali Fajardo Anstine

  • Children's book author Matthew McElligott

  • Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, and the new memoir River of Fire: On Becoming an Activist

Find links to our video conversations on our YouTube channel: More information and events at


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