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October 22-23, 2021
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Local Authors and Exhibitors-September 25, 2021
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Carol Durant's Eight More Lives appears in the Desires Anthology. Poets Choice is located in Mumbai, India.
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Part One-Listen here
Part Two-Listen here
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"Poet, actor, playwright, and stage director Carol Durant has been not only producing her own work but encouraging the work of many, many others in the Capital Region "
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"Queens Theatre presents digital reading of one-minute plays."
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"Discussion of the arts focusing on theater and poetry hosted by David Baecker and Carol Durant." 
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Virtual Play Fest-Performance of "Screen I-R-L"
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"Carol published her 1st book, Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry in September 2017, which won the 2018 Book Excellence Award for Poetry."
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"Cold Pressed and Just Brewed Poetry" by Carol Durant
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"Tenure" by Carol Durant
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"25th annual Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair, a virtual event starting Wednesday to benefit local authors and the Charles R. Wood Theater!" Read More
"In partnership with the Theatre Institute at Sage and local poet and playwright, Carol Durant, we are excited to announce a new bimonthly theater and poetry series, Stage & Stanza, to highlight local and national figures in the theatre and poetry fields whose work has meaningful connections to current events." Read More
"Stage & Stanza continues on Thursday, August 27th honoring Albany’s Mars Hill, a black activist who published his first novel at 75, and James Baldwin," Read More
"The DG Footlights™ reading series in the Hudson Valley continues with The Date by Carol Durant." Read More
"The book (Cold Pressed) is a tart and refreshing look at the evolution of life. Poems underscore love and struggles that humans face at different phases in their lives. Published locally by The Troy Book Makers, it is insightful and embraces our current state of affairs." Read More
"Author, poet, playwright, actor, stage manager, founder and host of Outliers Poetry Brunch."
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"The Carillon Authors and Editors" Read More
"For many writers, times are tough. But these 100 screenwriting semifinalists are one step closer to some relief!" Read More
"Carol [Durant] is an actor, poet and emerging playwright..." Read More
"Local Author Carol Durant provides an encouraging environment to share and grow as a writer." Read More
"Also in the cast are J.R. Richards, Josie Smith, Carol Durant, Marquis Heath, Carmen Lookshire, Jean-Remy Monnay and Aileem Penn" Read More
"A one night only in-gallery performance, with Carol Durant and Paul Richer..." Read More
"TROY, N.Y. — Troy High School held its annual “Black History Day,” Friday. The day featured guest speakers, including poet Carol Durant..."Read More
"On February 15, 2019, Troy High School hosted its annual Black History Day to celebrate the achievements of the black community throughout history and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done." Read More
"Local author Carol Durant describes herself as "truly a New Yorker." Read More
"Area poets Karen Schoemer and Carol Durant share their verses starting at 1:30 p.m."
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"Carol Durant is the 2018 Book Excellence Award winner for Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry and she is the host of the Outliers Poetry Brunch..."Read More 
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"The Poets Speak Loud open mic series continues at McGeary’s in downtown Albany on Monday, June 25, with featured reader Carol Durant..."
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"Stage & Stanza, a poetry and theater series brought to you by The Theatre Institute at Sage and Opalka Gallery, in partnership with local poet and playwright, Carol Durant..."
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"Harriet Tubman, suspected of plotting an escape on the Underground Railroad, has been sent to a therapist for evaluation. The doctor, also an African American woman, warns Harriet about the dangers of radical action." Read More

WMHT Interview about the Great American Read.

WOOC 105.3 FM Studios Interview with Meghan Marohn

The New York State Writers Institute welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess recently. Jess, whose book 'Olio' won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, met with students in the Performing Arts Center and shared his personal creative process. Later that evening, a lively crowd filed into the Main Theater of the Performing Arts Center and enjoyed a night of slam poetry readings with Jess and UAlbany students and alumni.

Carol Durant
UAlbany Alumni

Carol was thrilled to participate with other alumni and students at the event with Tyehimba Jess. For more upcoming Writers Institute events, visit

Articles written by Carol Durant
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