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THE CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS IN NEW YORK STATE

New York State Summer Writers Institute

SUMMER PROGRAM AT SKIDMORE
Each summer during the month of July the Writers Institute moves its program to the Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs, NY for a series of creative writing courses and free public readings. This month-long program features courses in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Students may enroll for either two week blocks or for the entire four week season.

Public Reading Schedule
July 3 - July 28, 2017
All Events begin at 8 PM in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
(Schedule is subject to changes.)

  • July 3
    Novelist Jim Shepard (The World to Come, Like You’d Understand, Anyway) and poet Campbell McGrath (American Noise)

  • July 4
    Poet Robert Pinsky (The Want Bone, Gulf Music) and Novelist Elizabeth Benedict (The Practice of Deceit)
  • July 5
    Novelist
    Darryl Pinckney (Black Deutschland) and Novelist Joanna Scott (Follow Me, Make Believe)
  • July 6
    Memoirist
    Phillip Lopate (Getting Personal) and Novelist Linda Spalding (A Reckoning, The Purchase)
  • July 7
    Novelist
    Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient) and Novelist-memoirist Howard Norman
    (Next Life Might Be Kinder, The Bird Artist)

  • July 10
    Poet
    Louise Gluck (The Wild Iris, Meadowlands) and Novelist Caryl Phillips (The Lost Child)
  • July 11
    Author
    Honor Moore (The Bishop’s Daughter), Poet Rosanna Warren (Ghost in a Red Hat), and Poet Lloyd Schwartz
    (Little Kisses)
  • July 12
    Novelist
    Mary Gaitskill (The Mare, Veronica) and Fictionist Adam Haslett (Imagine Me Gone)
  • July 13
    Lionel Shriver (fiction) and Allan Gurganus (fiction)
  • July 14
    Poet
    Vijay Seshadri (Pulitzer Prize, 3 Sections) and Novelist Adam Braver (Misfit, 1963, Crows over the Wheatfield)
  • July 17
    Memoirist Margo Jefferson (Negroland) and Poet Peg Boyers (To Forget Venice, Hard Bread, Honey With Tobacco)
  • July 18
    Novelist-Memoirist
    Mary Gordon (The Shadow Man, Pearl) and poet Tom Healy (What the Right Hand Knows)
  • July 19
    Poet
    Charles Simic (The Lunatic: Poems, Hotel Insomnia) and Novelist-Poet Victoria Redel (Loverboy, The Border Of Truth)
  • July 20
    Novelist
    Russell Banks (The Darling, Affliction, The Lost Memory of Skin) and Poet Chase Twichell (Dog Language)
  • July 21
    Fictionist
    Amy Hempel (The Dog of Marriage) and Novelist Garth Greenwell (What Belongs to You)
  • July 24
    Novelist
    Cristina Garcia (Dreaming in Cuban, King of Cuba, The Lady Matador’s Hotel) and Novelist Paul Harding
    (Tinkers, Enon)
  • July 25
    Novelist
    William Kennedy (Ironweed, Roscoe) and Novelist Francine Prose (Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris 1932)
  • July 26
    Novelist
    Joyce Carol Oates (Zombie, Blondie, Carthage)
  • July 27
    Novelist
    Jamaica Kincaid (See Now Then, Autobiography Of My Mother, Lucy) and Poet Henri Cole (Nothing To Declare, Touch)
  • July 28
    Novelist
    Rick Moody (Hotels of North America) and Jim Miller (author “Democracy Is In The Streets” and other books)


Under the joint auspices of the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at Skidmore College and the New York State Writers Institute.

The Summer Writers Institute offers courses for undergraduate and graduate credit, as well as noncredit courses. An extraordinary staff of critically-acclaimed, award-winning authors serve as Institute faculty members. Standard three-hour class meetings, three days each week, are supplemented by a series of Tuesday and Thursday afternoon discussions with visiting writers and other special events. Other distinguished writers-in-residence read book-length poetry or nonfiction manuscripts and offer advice for revisions and eventual publication submissions (additional fees charged). The program also offers public readings by visiting and staff writers Monday through Friday evenings. Weekend programs include publishing symposia, panel discussions, and student readings.

Director, Robert Boyers
Assistant Director, Marc Woodworth
Assistant Director, Melora Wolff
Director, NYSWI | Donald Faulkner

For additional information contact:
518-580-5590
518-580-5548 (Fax)
specialprograms@skidmore.edu.

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Science Library, SL 320, University at Albany, NY 12222 | Phone 518-442-5620, Fax 518-442-5621, email writers@albany.edu