Yaddo 2017 Summer Benefit

Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:00 PM

312 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY

This year, our program will feature best-selling author and former Yaddo resident, Terry McMillan, whose signature humor, wisdom, and warmth made Waiting to Exhale, A Day Late and A Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy, among others, all best sellers. The award-winning film adaptations of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back became box office hits. Now Terry is back with I Almost Forgot About You. Please join her for a lively discussion and a chance to ask her questions about her successful career.

We are excited to announce that much-needed restoration of our 124 year-old Mansion will start this summer and, with the two year closure of this historic building, we will be able to enjoy and experience another area of the extensive Yaddo property, with a tented event in a location rarely seen by the public.

The proceeds from the benefit play a crucial role in ensuring that our artists’ residency program continues to flourish. The power of art and literature to help us find truth and understand our world has never been more evident or more urgently in need of support. Over 6,500 individuals have created works at Yaddo – literature (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), paintings, photography, sculpture, music, dance and film – that have helped shape our culture and touched millions of lives.


Yaddo Presents in Saratoga: An Evening with Gail Godwin

Monday, June 5, 2017

7:30 PM

Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway


Join us to celebrate the publication of Yaddo writer Gail Godwin’s novel, Grief Cottage (Bloomsbury).

Yaddo Presents in Saratoga: An Evening with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7:30 PM

Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway

Join us to celebrate the publication of Yaddo writer Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s novel, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir (Flatiron Books-Macmillan).

Variations: The Yaddo Benefit

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 & Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New York
Washington, DC
San Francisco
Los Angeles

Join us as we celebrate our writers and artists at a series of exclusive private dinners and performances. Full programming and tickets will be made available soon.