The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute was held from July 1 to July 26 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program featured two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poets Frank Bidart, Peg Boyers, Henri Cole, Campbell McGrath, and Rosanna Warren; fiction writers Ann Beattie, Elizabeth Benedict, Clark Blaise, Adam Braver, Mary Gaitskill, Amy Hempel, Claire Messud, Rick Moody, Bharati Mukherjee, and Howard Norman; and creative nonfiction writers Phillip Lopate and James Miller. Tuition was $2,740 for four weeks, and $1,370 for two weeks. The cost of lodging and meals was not included. The deadline for financial aid has passed. Visit the website for more information.
New York State Summer Writers Institute, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632. (518) 580-5156. Robert Boyers, Director.