FREE: Summer Writers Institute Reading Series @ Skidmore College

The New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs is once again hosting a free series of readings through Friday, July 24.

All readings take place at 8pm at Davis Auditorium in Skidmore’s Palamountain Hall, except for Joyce Carol Oates’ reading on Friday, July 10, which will be held at Gannett Auditorium.

Here’s the complete schedule of upcoming readings for 2015:

TODAY (JULY 1): Fiction reading by Michael Ondaajte and poetry reading by Campbell McGrath

THURSDAY (JULY 2): Poetry reading by Charles Simic and fiction reading by Howard Norman

SATURDAY (JULY 3): Fiction reading by Claire Messud and fiction reading by Elizabeth Benedict

MONDAY (JULY 6): Poetry reading by Carolyn Forche and fiction reading by Victoria Redel

TUESDAY (JULY 7): Poetry reading by Frank Bidart and fiction reading by Rivka Galchen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8: Fiction reading by Mary Gaitskill and non-fiction reading by Honor Moore

THURSDAY, JULY 9: Fiction reading by Joseph O’Neill and fiction reading by Joanna Scott

FRIDAY, JULY 10: Fiction reading by Joyce Carol Oates

MONDAY, JULY 13: Fiction reading by Amy Hempel and fiction reading by William Kennedy

TUESDAY, JULY 14: Fiction reading by Ann Beattie and poetry reading by Tom Healy

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15: Fiction reading by Rick Moody and poetry reading by Lloyd Schwartz

THURSDAY, JULY 16: Non-fiction reading by Nick Flynn and fiction reading by Adam Braver

FRIDAY, JULY 17: Poetry reading by Robert Pinsky and poetry reading by Peg Boyers

MONDAY, JULY 20: Fiction reading by Cristina Garcia and poetry reading by Wayne Koestenbaum

TUESDAY, JULY 21: Fiction reading by Russell Banks and poetry reading by Chase Twichell

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22: Non-fiction reading by Laura Kipnis and non-fiction reading by James Miller

THURSDAY, JULY 23: Fiction reading by Jamaica Kincaid and poetry reading by Henri Cole

FRIDAY, JULY 24: Fiction reading by Paul Harding and fiction reading by Binnie Kirshenbaum

Summer at the Plaza @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (various days, various times)
Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days @ 7pm)
Inside/Out Performances @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket (various days at 6:15pm)
Rotterdam Summer Concert Series @ Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center Lawn, Rotterdam (Mondays at 7pm)
Schodack Town Park Concert Series @ Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays at 6pm)
Cook Park Concert Series @ Cook Park, Colonie, (Tuesdays at 6:30pm)
Brunswick Summer Concert Series @ Brunswick Family Center, Troy (Tuesdays at 6:30pm)
Made in the Shade of The Egg @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays at 12noon)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverside Park, Troy (Wednesdays at 5pm)
Capital Concert Series @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays at 5pm)
Music in the Park @ North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer (Wednesdays at 6pm)
Sharon Springs Summer Concert Series @ the Chalybeate Park Pavilion, Sharon Springs (Wednesdays at 7pm)
Evenings On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library Lawn, Delmar (Wednesdays at 7pm)
Summer Music Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush (Wednesdays at 7pm)
Lake George Arts Project’s Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Wednesdays at 7:30pm)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursday at 12noon)
Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing in the Corning Preserve, Albany (Thursdays at 5pm)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays at 6pm)
The Crossings Summer Concert Series @ the Crossings of Colonie, Colonie (Thursdays at 6:30pm)
Music at Sunset Concert Series @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays at 7pm)
Athens Summer Concert Series @ River Front Park, Athens (Fridays at 7pm)
The Music Haven Concert Series @ the Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady (Sundays at 7pm)

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