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

Friends of APL Book Review - The War Before the War

Friends of APL Book Review - The War Before the War

John McGuire reviews The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to... More

Publishing 101

Publishing 101

Join us for this free, informative session for those interested in learning the publishing process. From Self-publishing to traditional publishing we... More

Friends of APL Book Review - Educated

Friends of APL Book Review - Educated

Judith Barlow reviews the award-winning 2018 memoir Educated by Tara Westover. This book recounts Westover’s journey to obtain a doctoral degree after her isolated, survivalist... More

6 Historic Authors with Ties to Albany

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