Writers Read @ the New York State Summer Writers Institute

July 5th, 2011, 12:30 pm by Greg
(from left) Russell Banks, Francine Prose and William Kennedy

(from left) Russell Banks, Francine Prose and William Kennedy

The New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs celebrates its 25th year of offering classes to students of fiction, non-fiction prose and poetry throughout the month of July. In addition, the Summer Writers Institute also offers a rich schedule of free readings and discussions by a wide variety of acclaimed guest writers.

All readings begin at 8 p.m. in the Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall on the Skidmore campus, except where noted. All of the readings are free and open to the public.

Here’s the complete schedule of readings for the 2011 season:

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Real Good for Free: The New York State Summer Writers Institute

June 30th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Greg

Francine Prose (photo by Emma Dodge Hanson)

Francine Prose (photo by Emma Dodge Hanson)

The New York State Summer Writers Institute got underway earlier this week at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs when former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky shared the stage with jazz bassist Todd Coolman and saxman Pat LaBarbera from Skidmore’s Summer Jazz Institute. (Stay tuned for an upcoming review of that one.)

All readings are scheduled to begin at 8pm in Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall, except where noted. Admission to all events is free. Here’s the rest of the line-up for the Writers Institute events:

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