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Check out these videos from our Fall 2021 events

While we're working on our Spring 2022 Program of Events -- wait 'til you see it! -- let's revisit some of our Fall 2021 events. In case you missed these writers during their visits to the University at Albany campus, we've uploaded videos for the following events:

Making Sense of Memories: Russell Banks in conversation with William Kennedy

Jennifer De Leon, author of Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

Melissa Febos, feminist writer and scholar

Author Roxane Gay and designer Debbie Millman: A Creative Life event

Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain

Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl

NYS Attorney General Letitia James and former Attorney General Robert Abrams, author of Luckiest Guy in the World: My Journey in Politics, a NYS Archives Partnership Trust event

Phil Klay, Iraq War combat veteran and author of Missionaries (2020) and Redeployment (2014)

Crystal Maldonado, author of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Chef/food writer Ruth Reichl: A Creative Life event

"Searching for Timbuctoo" film screening with panel discussion featuring;

  • Paul Grondahl, NYS Writers Institute Director,

  • Paul Miller, Writer/director, "Searching for Timbuctoo"

  • Amy Godine, author and independent historian, curator of the Dreaming of Timbuctoo exhibit at John Brown Lives!

  • Dr. Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, Professor and chair, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam

  • Dr. Jennifer Burns, Lecturer, Africana Studies Department, University at Albany

  • Dr. Alice Green, Executive Director, Center for Law and Justice.

and Meredith Talusan, author of the transgender memoir Fairest

There's more to come. We will post videos next week from our 4th Annual Albany Book Festival, held last September.

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