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

Movie Night: The Journey

Movie Night: The Journey

The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change... More

With Pen in Hand Book Launch and Reading

With Pen in Hand Book Launch and Reading

The Howe Memoir Workshop has just published its first collection of group writing, which will be unveiled at this special event! Copies will be... More

Visiting Writers Series: Edward Berenson

Visiting Writers Series: Edward Berenson

Edward Berenson, noted scholar of modern French history, presents his new book, The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town (2019), a chilling investigation of a remarkable... 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