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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Garry Trudeau
Creator of Doonesbury

Susan Choi
Award-winning author

Robert Pinsky
US Poet Laureate

Join the literary conversation!

The 5th annual Albany Book Festival, presented by the NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany, featuring world-renowned authors, local authors and exhibitors, and online workshops on a wide variety of topics. Stay tuned for more information on the event schedule, online workshops, and more! 


All events free and open to the public.

"The Albany Book Festival is an extraordinary success... What a significant accomplishment for our institution and the Writers Institute." 

Havidán Rodríguez

Campus Maps & Parking

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Print out a copy of 
the Book Festival Program

Masks are strongly recommended indoors at the University at UAlbany. More information on the university's COVID policy.

For the most up-to-date event information, visit our website: 

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A Special Thank You to our Sponsors


Bernard F. Conners Foundation
Pernille Ægidius Dake

Literary Hub

Bruce Piasecki & The Creative Force Fund

Renaissance Corporation of Albany

Times Union

University Auxiliary Services


Brown & Weinraub

Hannay Reels

Ellen Jabbur

Richard and Carol Miller

The Swyer Companies


A. Andrew Casano, MD & Bella Pipas

Ann and Don Eberle

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti

The Foy Fund


Fenimore Asset Management / FAM Funds

Henry Greenberg

Paul and Mary Grondahl

Dr. Richard Holub,
   Neurological Associates of Albany

William and Dana Kennedy

Terence Kindlon & Laurie Shanks

William & Mary Jean Krackeler

Betsy Lopez

Mackin and Casey

Sheila Mahan & Peter Sanzen

Doris Fischer Malesardi

H. Carl McCall & Dr. Joyce F. Brown

Steve McKee Foundation

Robert and Roberta Redmond

Mary Scanlan

Herb and Cynthia Shultz

James and Teresa Stellar


UAlbany William L. Reese Emeritus Center             Three Voices Grant Program

All Book Festival photos courtesy of UAlbany Photos/Patrick Dodson

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