The third annual Spring (W)rites Finger Lakes Literary Festival will take place May 4-6, 2012 for three days in Ithaca, New York. Spring Writes combines workshops, panels, performances, and public events featuring local experts & artists. Events will take place all over town at locations like the Tompkins County Public Library, Buffalo Street Books, Finger Lakes Wine Center, the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and more!
On Friday, May 4 at 5pm, a recording of 'Off the Page' will be taped before a live audience at Buffalo Street Books in the Dewitt Mall. The program will then be heard on WSKG Pulic Radio on Tuesday, May 15th at 1pm and 7pm. The topic will be the immigrant experience and the influence it continues to have on individuals, on American society and life in the Finger Lakes region. The focus of discussion will be the 'Green Card Stories", a beautiful book of text and photographs about the experiences of individuals who came to America from many parts of the world.
Along with the invited and drop-in guests at Buffalo Street Books there will be a panel featuring:
STEPHEN YALE-LOEHR, Esq., immigration lawyer with the Ithaca law firm Miller Mayer and adjunct professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School. He organized the "Green Card Stories" project and is co-author of the introductory essay.
GAIL HOLST-WARHAFT Director of the Mediterranean Initiative of the Cornell Institute for European Studies and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University, former Tompkins County Poet Laureate. The Australia-born Ms. Holst-Warhaft is editor of "Far From Home".