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SUMMER READING AT SKIDMORE

New York State Summer Writers Institute
The New York State Summer Writers Institute offers evening readings by a distinguished group of visiting writers throughout the month of July. The readings, which are held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, are free and open to the public. Listed below is the schedule for the 2013 summer season.

SUMMER PUBLIC READING LIST 2013
All Readings are at 8:00 p.m. in Davis Audiorium, Palamountain Hall
Free and open to the public

JULY 1
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Campbell McGrath (poet, American Noise) and Elizabeth Benedict (novelist, Almost) (novelist, The Practice of Deceit; Almost)

JULY 2
Fiction Reading
Paul Auster (author, The Brooklyn Follies) and Siri Hustvedt (novelist, What I Loved)

JULY 3
Fiction and Poetry Reading
Ann Beattie (novelist, Love Always) and Robert Polito (poet, Hollywood and God)

JULY 4
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Frank Bidart (poet, Metaphysical Dog) and Binnie Kirshenbaum (novelist, The Scenic Route)

JULY 5
Poetry Reading
Robert Pinsky (former Poet Laureate)

JULY 8
Fiction Reading
Phillip Lopate (author, Portrait Inside My Head) and Adam Braver (novelist,Misfit)

JULY 9
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Rosanna Warren (poet, Ghost In A Red Hat) and Paul Harding (Pulitzer Prize, novel Tinkers)

JULY 10
Fiction Reading
Bharati Mukherjee (novelist, Miss New India) and Clark Blaise (novelist, The Meagre Tarmac)

JULY 11
Fiction and Poetry Reading
Claire Messud (novelist, The Woman Upstairs) and Jorie Graham (Pulitzer Prize; author, Dream of the Unified Field)

JULY 12
Fiction Reading
Joyce Carol Oates (National Book Award, them; We Were The Mulvaneys)

JULY 15
Amy Hempel (fictionist, The Dog of the Marriage) and Honor Moore (memoirist,TheBishop’s Daughter)

JULY 16
Fiction and Poetry Reading
Russell Banks (novelist, The Darling) and Chase Twichell (poet, Dog Language)

JULY 17
Fiction and Poetry Reading
Rick Moody (fictionist, Demonology) and Tom Healy (poet, What the Left Hand Knows)

JULY 18
Non-Fiction and Poetry Reading
Mark Strand (Pulitzer Prize, Poetry) and Peg Boyers (poet, Honey with Tobacco, Hard Bread)

JULY 19
Fiction Reading
William Kennedy (Pulitzer Prize, Ironweed; Roscoe)

JULY 22
Mary Gaitskill (novelist, Veronica) and Jane Shore (poet, That Said)

JULY 23
Fiction and Poetry Reading
Jamaica Kincaid (novelist, See Now Then) and Henri Cole (poet, Middle Earth)

JULY 24
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Charles Simic (Former Poet-Laureate, Pulitzer Prize, New & Selected Poems) and Linda Spalding (novelist, The Purchase)

JULY 25
Fiction Reading
Michael Ondaatje (Booker Prize, The English Patient) and Howard Norman (novelist-memoirist, I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place)

JULY 26
Poetry and Non-Fiction Reading
Richard Howard (Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, Talking Cures) and Jim Miller (Democracy is in the Streets)