Literary Legacy

Albany is a city of storytellers. Many literary legends have walked the streets and famous novels are set in New York's Capital City, so this year Albany's heritage sites and cultural institutions are highlighting the area's literary legacies.   

Featured Events & Tours

A Tribute to Toni Morrison: Film screening and remembrance

A Tribute to Toni Morrison: Film screening and remembrance

We gather to pay tribute to Toni Morrison, giant of American literature, Nobel laureate, University at Albany professor... More

Pajama Party Sunday Movies

Pajama Party Sunday Movies

Beat cabin fever and join us at the NY Power Authority Blenheim- Gilboa Visitors Center for Pajama Party Sunday Movies! FREE admission, movies,... More

The Creative Life: A Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri

The Creative Life: A Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri

One of the best-loved fiction writers of her generation, renowned for her novels of East Indian American immigrant experience, Jhumpa Lahiri fell completely in love with Italian... More

6 Historic Authors with Ties to Albany

Albany's 400-year old history includes fascinating tales and interesting... More

6 Contemporary Writers with Ties to Albany

Photo Header: Kenmore Hotel (featured in William Kennedy's novels) Many... More