An Evening with the Authors

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Literary Legends: An Evening with the Authors

Thursday, June 7th
6pm – 8pm
Albany Public Library – Washington Ave Branch
161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210

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A conversation with authors
Frankie Y. Bailey
Alice P. Green


The Albany Public Library Foundation takes great pleasure in announcing Dr. Frankie Y. Bailey and Dr. Alice P. Green as our Literary Legends honorees for 2018. The Library Foundation will host a wine and dessert reception and conversation between Bailey and Green on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at the Washington Ave Branch – 2nd Floor Community Room.

Alice Green is an Albany giant—a notable activist and community leader. She has never ignored the importance of culture in her tireless work for justice. A champion of literature, she founded the Paden Institute, a residency for writers of color in the Adirondacks. She is also a founder of one of Albany’s longest running black newspapers, The South End Scene.

Frankie Bailey is a distinguished scholar and professor of criminal justice at the University at Albany. She is also a mystery writer who has popularized the streets and places of Albany with mystery readers across the country through her Hannah McCabe novels, The Red Queen Dies and What the Fly Saw.

Together, Green and Bailey have written three books. Wicked Albany (2009) and Wicked Danville (2011) are popular nonfiction works that explore crime and justice in the Prohibition era. “Law Never Here”: A Social History of African American Responses to Crime and Justice (1999) is a scholarly nonfiction work that traces the evolution of the criminal justice system from slavery through the 20th century.

An Evening with the Authors is sponsored by M&T Bank