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Skidmore College
New York State Summer Writers Institute

June 27 – July 22, 2022 Online


In light of continuing pandemic conditions, the New York State Summer Writers Institute will hold its summer program online. Since 1987, the Institute has been offering students the opportunity to learn from an extraordinary faculty of distinguished writers led by director Robert Boyers. The program is an offshoot of the New York State Writers Institute created by Albany native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy. The curriculum is designed for college-aged students and adults, and the virtual format will retain many of the program's hallmark features: 

    • Creative writing workshops in poetry, fiction and non-fiction
    • Small classes that offer individualized attention and workshop student writings
    • Public readings and afternoon Q & A sessions with world-renowned guest writers
    • Optional student readings 
    • Private tutorial sessions for student fiction manuscripts, book-length poetry, or non-fiction (available for an additional fee)
    • Option to enroll for one-week, two-week, or four-week sessions
    • Optional undergraduate credit for eligible students enrolled in one genre for four weeks
    • Merit Scholarships for tuition

I enjoyed every aspect of the program from the workshop experience to the craft sessions and readings.  



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