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PROGRAM

COVID PROTOCOL FOR ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS: 
All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask or other face covering while inside any UAlbany owned, operated or leased building. Unvaccinated individuals are also required to wear face coverings in all outdoor settings. This revised mask requirement will remain in place until the University removes the requirement upon the recommendations of the CDC or other public health officials. Individuals should not attend our in-person events if they—or anyone in their household—are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. 
For the most up-to-date event information, visit our website: www.nyswritersinstitute.org 

Book Festival Events 

 

September 25, 2021, 10:30am to 5pm 

Featured Authors

Location:

  • Campus Center West
    Auditorium and Boardroom 

  • Campus Center Assembly Hall

Author Signings

Location:

  • Campus Center West Great Hall

  • Campus Center Fireside Lounge

 

Local Authors

Location:

  • Campus Center Ballroom

  • Campus Center West Great Hall

Exhibitors

Location:

  • Campus Center Ballroom

  • Campus Center West Great Hall

Online Workshops

Location: Available Online only

 

SCHEDULE

Local Author and Exhibitor Marketplace are in the Campus Center Ballroom and Campus Center West Great Hall

Campus Center West Auditorium

Book Signings in Great Hall

10:30AM-11:30AM

Nathaniel Philbrick

11:45AM-12:30PM

New York State
Author and Poet

12:45PM-1:30PM

Simon and Setsuko Winchester

1:45PM-2:30PM

Quiara Alegria Hudes

with Sarah LaDuke

2:45PM-3:30PM

Ayad Akhtar and
Amitava Kumar

3:45PM-4:30PM

Simon Winchester 
with Kendra Smith-Howard

Campus Center West

Boardroom

Book Signings in Great Hall

10:30AM-11:30AM

Piasecki Award winner

Daniel Sherrell
with Jay Parini

11:45AM-12:30PM

Mary Gaitskill

12:45PM-1:30PM

Peter Osnos

1:45PM-2:30PM

Garth Greenwell

2:45PM-3:30PM

YA Event
Bethany Morrow
and Ed Lin

3:45PM-4:30PM

David Pietrusza

Campus Center 
Assembly Hall
Book Signings in Fireside Lounge

10:30AM-11:30AM

Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah

and Dana Spiotta

11:45AM-12:30PM

Emily Layden and

Ed Schwarzschild

12:45PM-1:30PM

Farah Jasmine Griffin

and Janell Hobson

1:45PM-2:30PM

David Rohde

2:45PM-3:30PM

Elizabeth Brundage 

3:45PM-4:30PM

George Makari

Campus Center West
Multi-Purpose Room

 

Children's Events

10:30AM-11:30AM

Skribblers & Capital District Writing Project

Open Mic Reading Video

Additional activity kits and giveaways provided with the support of: Albany Public Library, Skribblers Magazine, and The RED Bookshelf.