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Zakiya Dalila Harris kicks off NYS Writers Institute series

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The New York State Writers Institute’s fall season kicks off today with Zakiya Dalila Harris, the author of “The Other Black Girl.” Harris will give a Craft Talk at 4:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Campus Center West Addition at the University of Albany. Then, Harris will give a reading followed by a Q&A at Page Hall.

The season, which runs through Nov. 30, will include free in-person and virtual programming, though registration is required for some events. Masks are required for in-person events, regardless of vaccination status.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

— Crystal Maldonado, author of “Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.”
When: Thursday, Sept. 9
Craft Talk — 4:30 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library
Reading/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
— Randall Horton, poet and author of “{#289-128}: Poems.”
When: Tuesday, Sept. 14
Craft Talk — 4:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
Reading/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Campus Center Assembly Hall
— Cathy Park Hong, author of “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning.”
When: Wed. Sept. 15
Virtual Conversation — 7 p.m.
Please visit www.albany.edu/diversity-and-inclusion
— “The City WIthout Jews,” a film with live musical accompaniment
When: Sunday, Sept. 19
7:30 p.m., Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center.
No tickets required
— Jennifer Doudna, Nobel Prize winner in chemistry
When: Tuesday, Sept. 21
Virtual Conversation, 1:00 p.m.
For more information, visit albany.edu/lifesciences/lise.shtml
— Democracy in Action: The Role of Attorney General and the Public Good
Featuring NYS Attorney General Letitia James and former NYS Attorney General Robert Abrams
When: Thursday, Sept. 23
Conversation – 7:00 p.m., Cultural Education Center, NYS Museum, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany
Visit nysarchivestrust.org to register for either the in-person event or livestream. Registration required.
— New York State Author and Poet Award Ceremony
When: Friday, Sept. 24
7:30 p.m., Campus Center West Auditorium
— An Evening of Flamenco Music & Film
When: Friday, Oct. 1
Performance & Film Screening — 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center
No ticket required. For more information, visit: www.albany.edu/pac
— Ruth Reichl, cookbook author and six-time James Beard Award-winner.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 5
Conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue — 7:00 p.m., Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center
— Meredith Talusan, author of the acclaimed transgender memoir “Fairest.”
When: Thursday, Oct. 14
Craft Talk — 4:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
Reading/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
— The High Peaks Impact Awards
When: Friday, Oct. 15
Symposium and Award Ceremony, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Massry Center for Business Building. Registration required.
— WCI Film Festival and Lecture Series (Oct. 21-24)
“Bites, Camera, Action!”
When: Friday, Oct. 22
Keynote conversation and Q&A with Jewelle Gomez followed by film screening of “Let the Right One In.” 6 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom
— Andrea C. Mosterman, American historian and author of “Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York.”
When: Monday, Oct. 25
Presentation/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
— Phil Klay, author of short story collection “Redeployment.”
When: Thursday, Oct. 28
Craft Talk — 4:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
Reading/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Campus Center West Auditorium
— Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman
When: Tuesday, Nov. 2
Conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue — 7:00 p.m., Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center
— Jennifer De Leon, author of “Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From”
When: Thursday, Nov. 11
Craft Talk — 4:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
Reading/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Campus Center Assembly Hall
— Screening of “Searching for Timbuctoo”
When: Friday, Nov. 12
Film screening with a panel discussion featuring writer-director Paul Miller
7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus
— Contemporary Feminist Voices: Melissa Febos
When: Thursday, Nov. 18
Conversation/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Campus Center West Auditorium
— Temple Grandin, animal behaviorist, college professor, inventor, bestselling author
When: Tuesday, Nov. 23
Conversation/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus
— Author Russell Banks
When: Tuesday, Nov. 30
Conversation with William Kennedy — 7:30 p.m., Campus Center West Auditorium
For more information visit nyswritersinstitute.org.

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