Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo to speak at celebration of the New York State Writers Institute

Former Governor Mario Cuomo and Pulitzer Prize winning biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin are scheduled to speak together at a celebration of the New York state Writers Institute’s 25th anniversary.

Cuomo signed legislation which created the Institute in 1984, mandating it to provide “a milieu for established and aspiring writers to work together … to increase the artistic imagination.” Since then the institute has hosted over 1,000 visiting writer appearances, screened over 400 films and presented dozens of writing workshops, symposia and special events. The celebration will highlight these events with a short video showing the Institute's past, present and future.

The event will take place at 8 p.m. in Page Hall at 135 Western Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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