Saturday, September 19, 2009

Adirondack Center for Writing’s Annual High School Writing Retreat

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) has announced its 5th Annual High School Writing Retreat which will be held October 22-23, 2009 at Paul Smith’s College. There is space for a total of 90 students in the retreat program, which is open to students in grades 9-12 from school districts in the Adirondacks and surrounding regions. The program will feature workshops and presentations with three acclaimed performance poets.

Here is the rest of the announcement form the ACW:

The event consists of two days of poetry and writing, with workshops conducted by three of the nation’s top performance poets. This year we feature Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens, and Samantha Thornhill. Poets’ bios and photos are attached and available on the ACW website at All three writers are widely published and their stirring performances are celebrated. In addition, they are highly respected and sought-after educators. The program will include a seminar on how to present and perform one’s writing in front of an audience, concluding in a performance by the three teaching poets. Thanks to generous outside funding, the cost of the entire two days, lunch included both days, is only $50 per student. Register by contacting the Adirondack Center for Writing 518-327-6278 or email

The Adirondack Center for Writing is a resource and educational organization that provides support to writers and enhances literary activity and communication throughout the Adirondacks. ACW benefits both emerging and established writers and develops literary audiences by encouraging partnerships among existing regional organizations to promote diverse programs. ACW is based at Paul Smith’s College and is supported by a strong membership and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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