NYS Writers Institute highlights upcoming season

Here are a few highlights of a truly exciting season:

  • Robert Coover, beloved American fiction writer, with Huck Out West, a rollicking sequel to Huckleberry Finn.
  • Convicted murderer Shaka Senghor, with his memoir of redemption, Writing My Wrongs.
  • Jazz violinist and MacArthur Genius Regina Carter on stage with Joe Donahue.
  • Diane Ackerman, with the new film tie-in edition of Zookeeper’s Wife which will star Jessica Chastain.
  • Preeminent Postmodernist painter David Salle with his book How to See, on stage with Joe Donahue.
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor presenting her memoir, My Beloved World.
  • MacArthur Genius and filmmaker Stanley Nelson with his acclaimed new documentary, The Black Panthers.
  • Young Irish novelist Ruth Gilligan, the youngest author to reach #1 on Ireland’s Bestseller List, with a novel about Ireland’s Jews.
  • Iraq war interrogator and torturer Eric Fair with a memoir about his crisis of conscience.
  • Douglas Brinkley, CNN’s official Presidential Historian, with a new book on FDR’s crusade for public lands.
  • David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl, the basis of the Oscar-winning film.

All events are free and open to the public! For a complete schedule, see the Visiting Writers Series here:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/vws.html.