NYS Summer Writers Institute 2017

poet robert pinsky

Former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky is back this summer.

The schedule for this summer's New York State Writers Institute's free public readings series in Saratoga Springs is out.

And, as usual, the lineup is full of names you'll recognize, such as Robert Pinsky, Margo Jefferson, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, and William Kennedy.

The readings are on Skidmore's campus and are free and open to the public.

Let's have a look...

The events start at 8 pm in the Davis Auditorium of Skidmore's Palamountain Hall.

Blurbage via the NYS Writers Institute.

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)

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