Thursday, March 25, 2010

Writers Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony

New York State Writers Hall Gala and Induction Ceremony
April 9, 2010
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Crowne Plaza, Albany, NY

The Gala will showcase New York State writers, past and present, and induct the first honorees into the Writers Hall of Fame.

The New York Library Association established the New York Writers Hall of Fame to recognize New Yorkers living and deceased whose writings have made a lasting contribution to literature. The first inductees are Robert Caro and Mary Gordon, along with past writers James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Isaac B. Singer, Edith Wharton, E.B.White and Walt Whitman.

The Gala kicks off the festival which will continue on Saturday with a full slate of free author talks, writing workshops, tutorials and storytelling.

To download an invitation, visit here or for more information.

Planning to stay overnight?
A block of rooms is being held at the Crowne Plaza, downtown Albany for the evening of Friday, April 9, 2010 at the rate of $109. Please call 1-877-462-4441 and mention reservation code BGG to get the negotiated rate. Please make your reservations by April 2, 2010. More information about the hotel can be found on the web

A Celebration of New York State Writers, Books and Literacy
Saturday, April 10, 2010
10 AM – 5:30 PM
Empire State Convention Center Meeting Rooms and Base of Egg, Albany

Keynote Address at 10 AM
Wicked Author Gregory Maguire
After his address, Gregory Maguire will be doing a book signing.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet the author!

Join us for author talks, panel discussions, writing workshops, "How to get published" tutorials, storytelling by children's authors and local librarians, local vendors and exhibits throughout the day.

Event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, visit or call 518-432-6952 X105.

Amanda G. Wing
Marketing Coordinator
New York Library Association
6021 State Farm Road
Guilderland, NY 12084

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