Poetry Motel - Wendy Brown - October 2012, 2004

The 2nd Albany Book Festival, Sat. Sept. 14th

Literary giants Joyce Carol Oates (My Life as a Rat) and Jamaica Kincaid (Party: A Mystery)!

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Dani Shapiro on the surprises revealed by her DNA test (Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love)!

Madhur Jaffrey, the world’s leading authority on Indian cooking!

Pulitzer-winning historian Eric Foner at the very first event for his much-anticipated new book on the U. S. Constitution, The Second Founding!

#1 bestselling romance writer Sylvia Day, Japanese-American author of the “Crossfire” romance series, with over 13 million books in print!

A panel of extraordinary young African writers, including Uzodinma Iweala, whose book about child soldiers became a Netflix film starring Idris Elba!

Wayetu Moore, author of the acclaimed debut novel about the nation of Liberia, She Would Be King, which she workshopped at the NYS Summer Writers Institute!

Reif Larsen, who received a million dollar advance for his first novel, offering a free writing workshop for Book Festival attendees!

New York Times sports editor Matt Futterman with his bestselling book on the secrets of long distance running, Running to the Edge!

Will Schwalbe, author of the major bestseller, The End of Your Life Book Club!

Cherrie Moraga, editor of the classic This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, in an inter-generational conversation with rising stars of Latino literature!

Gardening gurus Margaret Roach (former editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia) and Ken Druse (America’s leading authority on natural gardening)!

Alison Pataki, bestselling historical fiction writer and daughter of the former NY Governor, with a heart-rending memoir of her husband’s recent stroke.

Abigail Thomas talking about Three Dog Life, a memoir of her husband’s brain injury that Stephen King called “the best memoir I’ve ever read.”

Acclaimed books on the arts craft brewing and distilling with Lew Bryson and Craig Gravina.

Bassey Ikpi and Mary Cregan in conversation about their acclaimed bestselling memoirs of their terrifying battles with mental illness.

Bestselling YA author L. M. Elliot with her new novel about the love affair between founding father Alexander Hamilton and Albany’s own Peggy Schuyler!

Ricardo Cortes, illustrator of the bestselling children’s book, Go the F*** to Sleep!, one of the Reader’s Digest “25 Funniest Books of All Time”!

Children’s yoga with awarding-winning children’s author Susan Verde (I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love)!

Free writing workshops and children’s events throughout the day!

Over 100 local writers and exhibitors!

And much, much more!

Join us for the 2nd Albany Book Festival form 10AM to 5PM Saturday, September 14, on the University’s Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue.

Events will take place in the Campus Center and in an adjacent big tent.

Free and open to the public!  The Campus Center Food Court will be open for your dining needs.


For additional information, visit albanybookfestival.com or contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at nyswritersinstitute.org.