Literature Program

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The New York Foundation for The Arts Artists and Audiences Program, and Hallwalls.


Presented at:
Central Library Auditorium, Lafayette Square

This free lunchtime presentation in the auditorium of the downtown Central Library in Lafayette Square features award-winning journalist, author, playwright, and Hamburg resident Joseph P. Ritz reading from his work, talking about his multifaceted writing career, and presenting staged excerpts from his plays. After a long career which included stints on several daily newspapers - the New York Post, New York herald Tribune, Detroit Times, Chicago Tribune, Buffalo Courier - Express (for 18 years), and after the Courier's closing, the Buffalo News; publication of a nover, The Despised Poor (Beacon Press); a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles for Gannett entitled "The Road to Integration"; and the staging of several of his plays in NYC and elsewhere, Ritz was this year awarded a prestigious Playwriting Fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This reading and talk is made possible as a public service by NYFA's "Artists & Audiences" program.

Some publications related to this event:
November and December, 2002 - 2002