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Albany Book Festival Presented by
The New York State Writers Insititute and University at Albany

Saturday, September 21, 2024 
Save the Date!

Celebrating Books from 2023

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New York State and Poet Author
Friday, September 22, 2023

Join us for our Albany Book Festival kickoff event: the installation ceremony for our new NYS Author Jacqueline Woodson and NYS Poet Patricia Spears Jones. As well as the announcement of the 2023 Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award on Business and Society Writing winner, Leah Thomas.
The special ceremony to be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the University at Albany’s Campus Center West Auditorium.

Feature Authors (among others)


Photo: Gus Powell

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Photo: Erika Marillo

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Photo: Kirsten LeQuire

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Photo: Stephanie Shaara

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A Special Thank You to our Sponsors


Discover Albany

The Opalka Endowed Directorship

Bruce Piasecki & The Creative Force Fund

Renaissance Corporation of Albany

Times Union

University Auxiliary Services


Pernille Ægidius Dake

Hank Greenberg, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

The Foy Fund

Carol Hansen

Ellen Jabbur

The Lee Thaw Charitable Trust,
   Richard J. Miller Jr., Trustee

The Swyer Family Foundation


Wally Altes, in memory of his wife, Dr. Jane Altes

James Ayers & Miriam Trementozzi

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Behan Communications, Inc

Marlene and Georges Belfort

Victor A. Cardona, Esq.

Bernard F. Conners

Skip Casano & Bella Pipas

Sharon and Marvin Freedman

Paul and Mary Grondahl

Canon Kay C. C. Hotaling, FHC

Terence Kindlon & Laurie Shanks

William & Mary Jean Krackeler

Betsy Lopez

Mackin & Casey, LLC

Steve McKee Foundation

Doris Fischer Malesardi

Roberta and Bob Redmond

Herb and Cynthia Shultz

All Book Festival photos courtesy of UAlbany Photos/Patrick Dodson

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