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  • NYS Writers Institute

Event: Literary fundraising event on Saturday

Join the NYS Writers Institute and UAlbany faculty, staff and alumni for a literary fundraising event featuring live music and poetry to benefit The RED Bookshelf.


6 to 9 p.m., The Albany Distilling Company Bar and Bottle Shop

75 Livingston Avenue

Albany, NY 12207

Event will feature live music from the band Doctor Baker -- featuring UAlbany English professor and Writers Institute Fellow Ed Schwarzschild and UAlbany art professor Danny Goodwin and poetry readings by local poets UAlbany English Professor Sarah Giragosian, Nightwing (Khalel Hamlin), and Poetyc Visonz.

(From left, Sarah Giragosian, Nightwing (Khalel Hamlin), Poetyc Visonz)

Copies of books by Ed Schwarzschild and Sarah Giragosian will be available for sale. Ed and Sarah will be donating 50% of all book sales to The RED Bookshelf.

The $20 ticket price is a donation to The Red Bookshelf (Donations to The RED Bookshelf, an IRC SEC 501 (c) 3 approved organization, are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law).

IMPORTANT COVID PROTOCOLS: There will be a temperature check at the door. Individuals should not attend if they or anyone in their household display any symptoms of COVID-19.

About The RED Bookshelf

The RED Bookshelf

The RED Bookshelf is a non-profit community literacy program that provides free children’s books on bright red bookshelves throughout Albany to ensure that all children have access to the benefits of book ownership, regardless of income level.

UAlbany staff and students volunteer on campus to clean and repair donated children’s books for future distribution.

If you are not able to attend the event, but would still like to donate to support The RED Bookshelf, visit:


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