SUNY Adirondack offers Writers Project speakers

Professor Nancy White speaks at a Writers Project event
January 23, 2024

Retired editor Tingley first in semester-long series open to the public

QUEENSBURY, New York (Jan. 23, 2024) — SUNY Adirondack proudly kicks off its Spring 2024 Writers Project series with a talk by retired Post-Star editor Ken Tingley at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the college’s Scoville Learning Center, Room 206.

Tingley is an award-winning journalist who retired in 2020 after more than 30 years as editor at the daily newspaper. His columns became a voice of the community, sharing stories of the people who lived in the greater Glens Falls region.

Since retiring, he has released three books, “The Last American Editor” and “The Last American Editor, Vol. 2,” each of which comprises columns from throughout his career, and “The Last American Newspaper,” which includes the work of Post-Star reporters and editors.

Tingley, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, also writes a blog and newsletter, “The Front Page,” offering news and commentary on issues that affect the community. He speaks frequently at regional institutions, including libraries, schools and cultural centers.

He has earned numerous recognitions and awards throughout his career, from such organizations as the Associated Press, Publishers Awards, National Press Club, National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the Associated Press Sports Editors.

The Writers Project series continues with the following events:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28: SUNY Adirondack Distinguished Professor Lâle Davidson; 12:40 p.m. in Scoville Learning Center, Room 206
  • Monday, Feb. 12: Abenaki/Huron poet and author Suzanne Rancourt; 12:40 p.m. in Scoville Learning Center, Room 206
  • Monday, March 25: Puerto Rican author and state Poet Laureate Willie Perdomo will present via Zoom, but attendees can gather to watch at 12:40 p.m. in Scoville Learning Center, Room 206
  • Monday, April 8: Crandall Public Library’s Teen Librarian, playwright and author Frieda Toth; 12:40 p.m. in Scoville Learning Center, Room 206
  • Monday, May 6: Creative Writing majors; 1 to 3 p.m. in Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall

Writers Project events are free and open to the public. Each is also offered via Zoom, at,with Meeting ID: 536 591 0760 and Passcode: 12345.