Friday, May 04, 2018

Tonight: William Kennedy, This Is Your Life, Fri 5/4

Page Hall at 7PM Friday:  A home-made Albany tribute to the life of William Kennedy.
This final event of the Writers Institute’s Spring 2018 season will be followed by an opportunity to mix and mingle at a reception with light refreshments.

Featuring:
1.       Capital District Youth Pipe Band paying tribute to North Albany’s Irish heritage.
2.       Children’s choir from the North Albany Academy (formerly Public School 20 which Bill attended as a child), singing African American and African songs.
3.    A bit of comedy with the Librarians of the Albany Public Library.
4.       Video of Bill in conversation with Hunter S. Thompson about their days as journalists in Puerto Rico.
5.       Professional actors performing as the gangster Legs and his moll Kiki from Bill’s classic novel, Legs (and newsman Ken Screven as the narrator!)
6.       A singalong of one of Bill’s favorite Frank Sinatra songs led by singer Donna Purnomo.
And much, much more!
Friday, May 4
7 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, UAlbany downtown campus

Free and open to the public. (view map)
The New York State Writers Institute closes out an ambitious spring series with a rousing toast to our founder William Kennedy in his 90th year, featuring an intimate evening of reminiscences, video tributes, and appearances by special guests at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany downtown campus. Free parking.
We invite you all to join the fun. A reception with light refreshments to follow.

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