Friday, 17 March 2017 10:26

NYSWI Announces Renowned Writers and Poets Summer Reading Schedule in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — To some, it is the best show in town. 

Mary Gaitskill, William Kennedy, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, and dozens of other distinguished writers and poets will take part in the New York State Writers Institute public reading series this summer at Skidmore College.     

The free readings will be staged July 3-28 in conjunction with the NYSWI 31st annual summer program. The Institute was established in 1984 by award-winning novelist William Kennedy at the University at Albany, SUNY. All Events begin at 8 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall.

2017 NY State Summer Writers Institute public readings schedule is as follows:

July 3: Jim Shepard (fiction & non-fiction) & Campbell McGrath (poetry).

July 4: Robert Pinsky (poetry) & Elizabeth Benedict (fiction & non-fiction).

July 5: Darryl Pinckney (fiction) & Joanna Scott (fiction).

July 6: Phillip Lopate (non-fiction) & Linda Spalding (fiction).

July 7: Michael Ondaatje (fiction) & Howard Norman (fiction).

July 10: Louise Gluck (poetry) & Caryl Phillips (fiction).

July 11: Honor Moore (non-fiction) & Rosanna Warren (poetry).

July 12: Mary Gaitskill (fiction) & Adam Haslett (fiction).

July 13: Lionel Shriver (fiction) & Allan Gurganus (fiction).

July 14: Vijay Seshadri (poetry) & Adam Braver (fiction).

July 17: Margo Jefferson (non-fiction) & Peg Boyers (poetry).

July 18: Mary Gordon (fiction) & Tom Healy (poetry).

July 19: Charles Simic (poetry) & Victoria Redel (fiction).

July 20: Russell Banks (fiction) & Chase Twichell (poetry).

July 21: Amy Hempel (fiction) and Garth Greenwell (fiction).

July 24: Cristina Garcia (fiction) & Paul Harding (fiction).

July 25: William Kennedy (fiction) & Francine Prose (fiction).

July 26: Joyce Carol Oates (fiction).

July 27: Jamaica Kincaid (fiction) & Henri Cole (poetry).

July 28: Rick Moody (fiction) & Jim Miller (non-fiction).

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