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This week's NYS Summer Writers Institute events

The sun did not shine.

It was too wet to play.

So we sat in the house.

All that cold, cold, wet day.

~ Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

The second week of our NYS Summer Writers Institute begins this evening with novelist Rick Moody and memoirist Honor Moore. You can catch their readings/talk from the comfort of home via Zoom, no umbrella required.

Public readings will be held 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 22.

Each of this week's featured writers, with the exception of Honor Moore, is making a return trip to our Writers Institute, an acknowledgement of their appreciation for you, the audience, and the collegiality and conversation they enjoy with Skidmore College Professor Robert Boyers, who founded the NYS Summer Writers Institute. Join us this week. We'll see you on Zoom!

Monday, July 12

Novelist Rick Moody (The Ice Storm, Hotels of North America) and Memoirist Honor Moore (Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Mid-Century

Tuesday, July 13

Poet Peg Boyers (To Forget Venice, Hard Bread, Honey With Tobacco) and Novelist Mary Gaitskill (The Mare, Veronica)

Thursday, July 15

Novelist Russell Banks (Foregone, Affliction, The Lost Memory of Skin) and Poet Chase Twichell (Things as It Is)

Students participating in the NYS Summer Writers Institute will offer readings of their own work Wednesdays July 14 and 21.

The NYS Summer Writers Institute is produced with sponsorship from the New York State Writers Institute and Northshire Bookstores. For more information, visit


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