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Students win scholarships to New York State Summer Writers Institute

March 30, 2017

Aaron Banks ’18 and Julianne McAdams ’17, both English majors, have won scholarships to the 2017 New York State Summer Writers Institute. They’re two of 58 winners from more than 300 applicants at colleges and universities around the country and the globe.

Part of the State University of New York, the New York State Writers Institute was founded in 1984 by Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist William Kennedy, who’s now its executive director. For its summer program, the institute tweaks its name and relocates from Albany to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, for a month of workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Among the institute’s faculty members this summer are novelist Joanna Scott, the Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English, and poet Garth Greenwell, a onetime Rochester undergraduate. They’ll teach alongside colleagues such as Mary Gaitskill, Robert Pinsky, and Rick Moody.

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