Upcoming Summer Events
New York State Summer Writers Institute
July 1 - 26, 2013
Summer Reading Schedule
Located on campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and will feature creative writing workshops in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. An extraordinary staff of distinguished writers, among them winners of such major honors as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, serve as Institute faculty members.
Read Times Union editor Rex Smith’s introduction of New York Times Op-Ed columnist Gail Collins during her visit to the Writers Institute on April 30.
Congratulations to two past Institute guests who won 2013 Pulitzer Prizes:
Sharon Olds, who served as New York State Poet from 1998 to 2000, was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her volume “Stag’s Leap.” The Pulitzer committee described the collection as “a book of unflinching poems on the author’s divorce that examine love, sorrow and the limits of self-knowledge.” Click here for a video of excerpts from Sharon Olds’s visit to the Writers Institute in 2004. [here is the link to the video on YouTube
Adam Johnson, who appeared at the Writers Institute on February 14, 2012, has received the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his novel, The Orphan Master’s Son,” which the Pulitzer committee described as “an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.” Click here for a video excerpt from an interview with Johnson during his recent visit to the Institute.
Our Fall Season in Review: A Retrospective of the Highlights of Fall 2012 Events