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The Writer's Law School: Protecting Your Artistic Rights

Monday, September 12th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Jodé Millman is the author of the award-winning thriller novel, The Midnight Call. She has been an attorney for more than 40 years with practical experience in Intellectual Property Law. She is a contributing editor of The Kaminstein Legislative History Project: A Compendium and Analytical Index of Materials Leading to the Copyright Act of 1976, holds a MA in English Literature specializing in Law and Literature, the author of the best-selling Broadway guidebook “Seats: New York,” a producer/host of a popular podcast, and a book reviewer for Her newest thriller, Hooker Avenue, was published in April 2022.

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From Chaos to Control: Writing Your Way Through
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Elisa Albert is the author of After Birth, The Book of Dahlia, How This Night Is Different, and editor of the anthology Freud’s Blind Spot. Her newest novel, Human Blues, published in July 2022, was hailed by the New York Times as "explosively hip, funny and heartfelt". Her stories and essays have appeared in Time, The Guardian, The New York Times, n+1, Bennington Review, Tin House, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, The College of Saint Rose, Bennington College, Texas State University, University of Maine, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

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Point-of-View in Narrative Non-Fiction
Wednesday, September 14th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Alyssa Hardy is an author and fashion journalist based in New York City. She was formerly the Senior News Editor at InStyle and the Fashion News Editor at Teen Vogue. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, Fashionista, Refinery29, Glossy and more. Alyssa’s debut non-fiction book, Worn Out: How Our Clothes Cover Up Fashion’s Sins, will be available September 26th.

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Navigating Peak TV as Novelist: A Guide to Options, Adaptations, and Breaking into Hollywood for Writers of Prose
Thursday, September 15th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Emily Layden is the author of All Girls, a New York Times Book Review Staff Pick, and the forthcoming novel Once More From the Top. She adapted All Girls for television at HBO, and has other development work in progress.    

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Alyssa Hardy

Children's Activities

  • Join Skribblers Magazine and the Albany Public Library for morning children’s activities beginning at 10:30 a.m. or head to the Campus Center West Auditorium to hear bestselling children’s/YA author Jacqueline Woodson. 

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Children’s Open Mic Reading
Saturday, September 23rd, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Come hear featured young writers from Skribblers Magazine and the Capital District Writing Project as they share their writing. 

Children’s activities provided with the support of: Skribblers Magazine and Albany Public Library.

Open Mic Readings on the Orb Stage

  • Shaker Pointe Community Residents Reading 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
    Join residents from the Shaker Pointe Community as they read pieces from their recently published book, Creative Elders:
    Original Stories, Poems, and Reflections. 


  • Young Writers Open Mic Reading 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Featuring a collection of young writers from UAlbany’s ARCH and the Young Writer’s Project along with local young writers from around the Capital Region. 

Open Mic
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