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NYS Summer Writers Institute announces schedule of special events

June 27, 2014

NYS Summer Writers Institute announces schedule of special events

June 27, 2014

The 28 th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College is scheduled from June 30 to July 25, 2014. Featuring classes for students of fiction, non-fiction prose, and poetry writing taught by a distinguished faculty of acclaimed writers, the Summer Writers Institute is directed by Robert Boyers, professor of English at Skidmore.

The Summer Writers Institute also offers a rich schedule of readings and discussions by participating and guest writers, many of whom have received critical acclaim and top awards over the course of their careers.

Campell McGrath by E. Lichtenstein
Campell McGrath reads June 30 (E.
Lichtenstein photo)

Following is the complete schedule of events for summer 2014. All readings begin at 8 p.m. in Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. Admission is free.

June 30: Elizabeth Benedict (fiction) and Campbell McGrath (poetry)

July 1:  Francine Prose (fiction) and Nicholas Delbanco (non-fiction)

July 2: Frank Bidart (poetry) and Jim Shepard (fiction)

July 3: Russell Banks (fiction) and Chase Twichell (poetry)

July 4: Howard Norman (fiction) and Jane Shore (poetry)

July 7: Rosanna Warren (poetry) and Cristina Garcia (fiction)

Francine Prose by Stephanie Berger
July 1: Francine Prose (Stephanie
Berger photo)

July 8: Phillip Lopate (non-fiction) and Victoria Redel (fiction)

July 9: James Longenbach (poetry) and Joanna Scott (fiction)

July 10: Louise Gluck (poetry) and Caryl Phillips (fiction)

July 11: Joyce Carol Oates (fiction)

July 14: Carolyn Forche (poetry) & Amy Hempel (fiction)

July 15: Marilynne Robinson (fiction) and Peg Boyers (poetry)

July 16: Danzy Senna(fiction) and Honor Moore (non-fiction)

July 17: William Kennedy (fiction)

James Longenbach
James Longenbach reads July 9

July 18: Robert Pinsky (poetry)

July 21: Mark Strand (poetry) and Binnie Kirshenbaum (fiction)

July 22: Charles Simic (poetry) and Adam Braver (fiction)

July 23: Rick Moody (fiction) and Tom Healy (poetry)

July 24: Jamaica Kincaid (fiction) and Henri Cole (poetry)

July 25: Paul Harding (fiction) and Carl Dennis (poetry)

Skidmore's Office of the Dean of Special Programs sponsors the New York State Summer Writers Institute.


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