New York State Summer Writers Institute

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute will be held from July 2 to July 27 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program features two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poets Peg Boyers, Henri Cole, Campbell McGrath, Carol Muske-Dukes, Vijay Seshadri, and Rosanna Warren; fiction writers Elizabeth Benedict, Adam Braver, Jonathan Dee, Garth Greenwell, Adam Haslett, Amy Hempel, Claire Messud, Rick Moody, Howard Norman, Victoria Redel, Joanna Scott, and Danzy Senna; and creative nonfiction writers Phillip Lopate and James Miller. Tuition is $3,260 for four weeks, and $1,630 for two weeks. Lodging and meals are included. Submit two to three poems or 5 to 20 pages of prose with a $60 application fee. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit the website for the required application form and more information.

Contact Information

New York State Summer Writers Institute, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632. (518) 580-5156. Robert Boyers, Director.