Poetry Motel - Wendy Brown - October 2012, 2004

New York State Summer Writers Institute

Each summer during the month of July the Writers Institute moves its program to the Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs, NY for a series of creative writing courses and free public readings. This month-long program features courses in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Students may enroll for either two-week blocks or for the entire four-week season.

Public Reading Schedule – July 3 – July 28, 2017
All Events begin at 8 PM in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall (Schedule is subject to changes.)

  • July 3 – Novelist Jim Shepard (The World to Come, Like You’d Understand, Anyway) and poet Campbell McGrath (American Noise)
  • July 4 – Poet Robert Pinsky (The Want Bone, Gulf Music) and Novelist Elizabeth Benedict (The Practice of Deceit)
  • July 5 – Novelist Darryl Pinckney (Black Deutschland) and Novelist Joanna Scott (Follow Me, Make Believe)
  • July 6 – Memoirist Phillip Lopate (Getting Personal) and Novelist Linda Spalding (A Reckoning, The Purchase)
  • July 7 – Novelist Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient) and Novelist-memoirist Howard Norman
    (Next Life Might Be Kinder, The Bird Artist)
  • July 10 – Poet Louise Gluck (The Wild Iris, Meadowlands) and Novelist Caryl Phillips (The Lost Child)
  • July 11 – Author Honor Moore (The Bishop’s Daughter), Poet Rosanna Warren (Ghost in a Red Hat), and Poet Lloyd Schwartz (Little Kisses)
  • July 12 – Novelist Mary Gaitskill (The Mare, Veronica) and Fictionist Adam Haslett (Imagine Me Gone)
  • July 13 – Lionel Shriver (fiction) and Allan Gurganus (fiction)
  • July 14 – Poet Vijay Seshadri (Pulitzer Prize, 3 Sections) and Novelist Adam Braver (Misfit, 1963, Crows over the Wheatfield)
  • July 17 – Memoirist Margo Jefferson (Negroland) and Poet Peg Boyers (To Forget Venice, Hard Bread, Honey With Tobacco)
  • July 18 – Novelist-Memoirist Mary Gordon (The Shadow Man, Pearl) and poet Tom Healy (What the Right Hand Knows)
  • July 19 – Poet Charles Simic (The Lunatic: Poems, Hotel Insomnia) and Novelist-Poet Victoria Redel (Loverboy, The Border Of Truth)
  • July 20 – Novelist Russell Banks (The Darling, Affliction, The Lost Memory of Skin) and Poet Chase Twichell (Dog Language)
  • July 21 – Fictionist Amy Hempel (The Dog of Marriage) and Novelist Garth Greenwell (What Belongs to You)
  • July 24 – Novelist Cristina Garcia (Dreaming in Cuban, King of Cuba, The Lady Matador’s Hotel) and Novelist Paul Harding (Tinkers, Enon)
  • July 25 – Novelist William Kennedy (Ironweed, Roscoe) and Novelist Francine Prose (Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris 1932)
  • July 26 – Novelist Joyce Carol Oates (Zombie, Blondie, Carthage)
  • July 27 – Novelist Jamaica Kincaid (See Now Then, Autobiography Of My Mother, Lucy) and Poet Henri Cole (Nothing To Declare, Touch)
  • July 28 – Novelist Rick Moody (Hotels of North America) and Jim Miller (author “Democracy Is In The Streets” and other books)