Nominate a Legend!

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Nominate a writer or publisher by January 31st for our near Literary Legend!

Each year, the Albany Public Library Foundation selects a new outstanding person of letters to be honored as our Literary Legend. Our annual Literary Legends gala celebrates these writers and their contributions to the community.

APL Foundation invites the public to nominate writers for the selection committee to consider.

Please include the following information with your nomination:

  • your name
  • your nominee’s full name
  • their connection to Albany and/or the Capital District (e.g. did they grow up in Albany? Do they currently live or teach here?)
  • a bibliography of published works (and, if you are nominating a publisher, editor or translator, please explain your nominee’s role in the titles listed), and
  • why you believe your nominee should be honored this year as an APL Literary Legend.

Bonus questions (not required, but your answers would be helpful for the committee):

  • nominee’s year of birth
  • nominee’s alma mater
  • your email and/or telephone number

You can deliver your nominations on paper, or electronically.

Paper nominations can be mailed or by hand.

By Mail: to the Albany Public Library Foundation, 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210.
By Hand: to the circulation desk at any APL Branch, in an envelope clearly addressed to “APL Foundation, APL Main, 3rd Floor.”

Electronic nominations should be sent using our Contact Form.

Nominations must be received by January 31st for consideration by this year’s Selection Committee.

The Literary Legends Selection Committee includes members of the APL Foundation Board, the Friends of the APL, past Gala Chairpersons, and APL librarians.

Would you like to serve on the Selection Committee? APL Staff and members of the Friends of APL who would like to serve on the Selection Committee should call or email the APL Foundation office by  January 7th, 2020.