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Writers reading

June 29, 2017

Nearly every evening in July, acclaimed poets, novelists, or other writers will present readings at Skidmore. The events—at 7 p.m. in Davis Auditorium—are the free and public offerings of the Skidmore-hosted New York State Writers Institute, which brings together aspiring and accomplished writers for two- or four-week intensive campus workshops.  

Robert Pinsky'

Full information is here, but highlights include: 

  • July 4, Robert Pinsky (former U.S. Poet Laureate)

  • July 7, Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient)

  • July 13, Lionel Shriver and Allan Gurganus
    (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Practical Heart)

  • July 21, Amy Hempel and Garth Greenwell
    (The Dog of Marriage, What Belongs to You)
    Jamaica Kincaid
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  • July 25, William Kennedy (Ironweed)

  • July 26, Joyce Carol Oates (Zombie, Carthage)

  • July 27, Jamaica Kincaid (See Now Then)

  • July 29, Rick Moody (Hotels of North America)

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