Thursday, 23 June 2022 13:17

Rick Moody, Mary Gaitskill, Joyce Carol Oates Among 2022 Visiting Writers and Free Public Readings

Author Profile: Mary Gaitskill’s shadow, summer 2019, after a public reading performance in Saratoga Springs. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos. Author Profile: Mary Gaitskill’s shadow, summer 2019, after a public reading performance in Saratoga Springs. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In a city tagged as The Summer Place To Be, it remains one of the best games in town. 

The New York State Writers Institute has announced its Public Reading schedule for the summer of 2022. The annual month-long event, free to attend and staged on the campus of Skidmore College,  typically features a series of renowned writers who take their turn at the podium to read from their works. This year, the works will be offered online via zoom and begin at 7 p.m. 

Often the scripted reading material is from a works-in-progress and yet to be published. 

Schedule: June 27:  Elizabeth Benedict and Rosanna Warren; June 28: Amy Hempel and Campbell McGrath; June 29: Student Reading; June 30: Russell Banks and Chase Twichell; July 4: Phillip Lopate and Calvin Baker; July 5: Honor Moore and Gregory Pardlo; July 6: Student Reading; July 7: Vijay Seshadri and Claire Messud; July 11: Peg Boyers and Mary Gaitskill; July 12: John McWhorter and Thomas Chatterton Williams: In Conversation; July 13: Student Reading; July 14: Francine Prose and Rick Moody; July 18: Frank Bidart and Garth Greenwell; July 19: Joyce Carol Oates and Adam Braver; July 20: Student Reading; July 21: Jamaica Kincaid and Henri Cole. 

For a link to the readings, go here: skidmore.edu/summerwriters/visiting-writers.php. 

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