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Rocco Staino recently presents Stephen Sondheim with his NYS Writers Hall of Fame honor.



2017 NYS Writers for Hall of Fame Named

Noted writers Ron Chernow, William Kennedy, Suzan-Lori Parks and Lillian Ross are among the eight members of the 2017 Class of Inductees into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.  The induction will be on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Princeton Club of New York.  In addition, four deceased writers: Alexander Hamilton, Christopher Morley, Walter Dean Myers, and Frederick Law Olmsted will be inducted. 

NYLA Honors Elmira with Literary Landmark for Mark Twain 

On May 3, 2017 athe Center for the Book in cooperation with United for Libraries will dedicate a Quarry Farm in Elmira, NY a Literary Landmarks in honor of Mark Twain. He summered there for many years and had a writing studio at the farm.




2017 NYS Writers Hall of Fame Honorees



Ron Chernow                                             Alexander Hamilton                                  William Kennedy               


Christopher Morley                                  Walter Dean Myers                                       Fredrick Law Olmsted                             



                      Suzan-Lori Parks                                                                  Lillian Ross


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Paula Fox, Novelist Who Chronicled Dislocation, Dies at 93

Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow, & William Kennedy Among Those to be Inducted into NYS Writers Hall of Fame 





Literacy for Incarcerated Teens to be Recognized by Empire State Center for the Book


Lost in New York: A Subway Adventure to Represent New York at National Book Festival

Five Members of the New York State Writers Hall of Fame Join PEN to support APPLE

Stephen Sondheim Among Eight to be Inducted into Writers Hall of Fame 

New York Selects Steinbeck's Travels with Charley for its Route 1 Reads Book

E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

North Country NPR Story on the Wilder Homestead Literary Landmark Dedication

Wilder Homestead to be declared a Literary Landmark

Center for the Book Announces New York State Letters About Literature Winners

Empire State Center for the Book to dedicate Literary Landmark in honor of Walter Dean Myers

Ann M. Martin's Rain Reign to represent New York State at National Book Festival

NYS Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Announced

Harriet the Spy Park Hangout Designated a Literary Landmark

Walt Whitman Birthplace Designated as a National "Literary Landmark"

View the photos from the 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

Children's Book Week Celebrated with Literary Landmark for Lyle the Crocodile's E. 88th Street

Lyle the Crocodile's Official Home Sweet Home

2014 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

In Celebration of Children’s Book Week, East 88th Street to be Literary Landmark, May 14

Plans for the 2014 New York Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala are announced.

Balloons Over Broadway to represent New York at National Book Festival

2014 Inductees to the NYS Writers Hall of Fame announced




June 7

New York State Writers Hall of Fame Induction Gala 

6 pm - 3 West Club (Ticketed Event)


You are cordially invited to join

Roger Angell, Roz Chast, Samuel R. Delany & Stephen Sondheim
As they are inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame
together with
Maya Angelou, Jean Craighead George, Don Marquis & Grace Paley

Jason Gay, Master-of-Ceremonies 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
3 West Club at 3 West 51 Street
6:00 Reception; 7:00 Dinner (Business Attire)
Tickets $250 RSVP by May 30

Rsvp https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFTB-Gala16 

June 18

Dedication of Literary Landmarks on 300 Block of East 57th Street, NYC




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