[Image of: RSS Feed Icon] Toggle page view between regular and printer-friendly

Literary Organization Detail:
New York State Writers Institute

General Information:
Type: Literary Organization
Name: New York State Writers Institute
Address: Science Library, LE 320, University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12222
County/Region: Albany (Capitol - Saratoga)
Description: The center for the literary arts in the state of New York the Writers Institute was founded in 1984 by novelist William Kennedy. Mandated by New York's governor and legislature to provide "a milieu for established and aspiring writers to work together. . .to increase the freedom of the artistic imagination," the Institute is the fruition of Kennedy's vision for a literary crossroads in Albany. Today the Writers Institute is one of America's premiere sites for celebrating the art of the written word. Numerous and diverse programs meet the challenge of the original mandate by providing the broadest possible educational base for students of writing, access to some of our greatest living authors for serious readers of literature, enthusiastic audiences in excellent venues for visiting writers and important cultural initiatives for the general public. As it continues to grow, the Institute's central aim is to celebrate literature and to enhance the role of writers as a community within the larger community.
Phone Numbers: 518-442-5620

Fax 518-442-5621
Email/Website/Webmaster: writers@uamail.albany.edu
Public Website
Business Hours: [no data]

Featured Events
Monday, November 27
"Finding Home" – A Reading From The Bellevue Literary Review
New York, NY
6:00 PM   |   View Details »
Wednesday, November 29
The Sherlock Holmes of Non-Fiction Medical Writers
New York, NY
6:00 PM   |   View Details »
Wednesday, November 29
Creative Writing Students Read from their Work - A reading
New York City, NY
7:00 PM   |   View Details »

Browse the NY Literary Events Calendar »
Browse the NY Special Events Calendar »
Browse National Recurring Events »

Explore New York
Albany Allegany Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau Niagara Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Otsego Putnam Rensselaer Rockland St. Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga Tompkins Ulster Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Yates See NYC Lit Map Bishop, Elizabeth Cornplanter, Jesse Melville, Herman Clemens (Mark Twain), Samuel Cooper, James Fenimore Gardner, John Barnes, Djuna Harte, Francis Brett Douglass, Frederick Whitman, Walt Paine, Thomas Nabokov, Vladimir Millay, Edna St. Vincent Ali, Agha Shahid View NYC Lit Map Go to home page View NYSCA website
CLOSE
Bronx County New York County (Manhattan) Queens County Kings County (Brooklyn) Richmond County (Staten Island) Poe, Edgar Allan Kubrick, Stanley Hart, Moss Moore, Marianne Craig Kang, Younghill Stein, Gertrude Corso, Gregory Da Ponte, Lorenzo de Burgos, Julia Singer, Isaac Bashevis Hansberry, Lorraine Parker, Dorothy McCarthy, Mary Schomburg, Arthur A. Baldwin, James Cather, Willa Sibert View NYS Lit Map Go to home page View NYSCA website
CLOSE
[Please Wait Spinner] Please Wait...