NYS Summer Writers Institute 2011

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The New York State Writers Institute has released the lineup for this summer's reading series in Saratoga.

There are a lot of names on the list you might recognize, including Mary Gordon, Michael Ondaatje, Robert Pinsky, Russell Banks, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, and (of course) William Kennedy...

Session one

July 4: Elizabeth Benedict & Joseph O'Neill

July 5: Mary Gordon & Frank Bidart

July 6: Michael Ondaatje & Campbell McGrath

July 7: Linda Spalding & Marilynne Robinson

July 8: Robert Pinsky & Jazz Combo

July 11: Carolyn Forche & Andrea Barrett

July 12: Victoria Redel & Caryl Phillips

July 13: Binnie Kieschenbaum & Phillip Lopate

July 14: Siri Hustvedt & Paul auster

July 15: Honor Moore & William Kennedy

Session two

July 18: Richard Howard & Francine Prose

July 19: Amy Hempel & Tom Healy

July 20: Charles Simic & Danzy Senna

July 21: Russell Banks & Chase Twichell

July 22: Joyce Carol Oates

July 25: Rick Moody & James Miller

July 26: Howard Norman & Carl Dennis

July 27: Mary Gaitskill & Peg Boyers

July 28: Jamaica Kincaid & Henri Cole

July 29: Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee

All readings are at Palamountain Hall at Skidmore. They're open to the public (and free). They start at 8 pm.

The reading series is part of the Summer Writers Institute, which includes courses in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.


photo: Kudosmaker (Seamus Kearney) via Wikipedia

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