Saturday, May 24, 2014

Annual Adirondack Literary Awards Ceremony June 1

acw logoThe Adirondack Literary Awards is a juried awards program that honors books published in or by regional authors in the previous year. Now one of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s (ACW) most popular events, this year’s awards ceremony will be held at the Blue Mountain Center on June 1, from 3 to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to juried awards in each category (fiction, poetry, children’s literature, memoir, nonfiction, and for the first time featured articles), there is a People’s Choice Award. 

ACW members are encouraged to send in their votes for their favorite book of the year via email, phone, or mail, you must be an ACW member to vote (one vote per member for your favorite book of the year, not one per genre). To become a member, visit our membership page on our web site (

Voting is also permitted at the awards ceremony itself. Most of the books considered for awards are made available for purchase at the ceremony by the authors, and they are happy to sign their books. Questions may be directed to ACW at [email protected].

Please RSVP to Nathalie at ACW (518-354-1261, [email protected]) if you plan to attend, as a count is needed. She can also provide directions.

This year’s submissions:


  • The Resilient Woman by Patricia O’Gorman, PhD published by HCI Books
  • North Country Reflections/Adirondack Reflections Edited by Neal Burdick and Maurice Kenny published by The History Press
  • Killing in the Kuyahoora Valley by Lawrence Gooley published by Bloated Toe Publishing
  • Garden Gourmet by Yvona Fast published by Bloated Toe Publishing
  • Invoking Animal Magic; A Guide for the Pagan Priestess by Hearth Moon Rising, published Moon Books
  • The Allure of the Deep Woods; Backbacking the Northville-Placid Trail by Walt McLaughlin published by North Country Books
  • Out of the Blue; Blueline Essays 1979-1989 by Alice Wolf Gilborn published by Potsdam College Press
  • SAW Project edited by Nora Nellis, published by East Side Center
  • The Adirondack Heart by John Radigan
  • Never a Dull Moment; A Tapestry of Scenes & Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice by Daniel Way, M.D.  published by Indian Lake Press
  • Race to Incarcerate by Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer, published by The New Press
  • When Men and Mountains Meet by Glenn Pearsall published by Pyramid Publishing


  • An Unconventional Childhood; Growing up in the Catskills During the 1950s and 1960s by Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn
  • Life at 12 College Rd by Eric Mondschein, published by Something Or Other Publishing
  • Finding My Way to Moose River Farm; Living with Animals in the Adirondacks by Anne Phinney
  • Wet Socks by Carol Gregson published by Bloated Toe Publishing
  • The Famous Nada; A Meditation on History and Celebrity by Luis L. Tijerina published by RA Press


  • Among Friends; A Quaker Boy at the Battle of Plattsburgh by Stephen Woodruff, published by North Country Books
  • Adirondack Mouse and the Great Storyteller by Irene Uttendorfsky published by Thornapple Creek Books
  • Pukeweed Soup by JoAnn Flammer, published by Lone Loon Press
  • Adirondack Kids #13: The Carousel Case, The Bicycle Race & The Blackfly Guy by Justin and Gary VanRiper, published by Adirondack Kids Press
  • Gabrielle and the Dream Potato by George Bryjak, published by Myopic Moose Press
  • The Misty Peaks of Dentarus by Thomas Jones published by Peakaboo Pepper Books
  • Lost by LeeAnne Baker
  • The Little Book in the Field by Jim Goff, published by Trafford Publishing
  • Being A Boy by Jeffrey Kelly, published by Creative Bloc Press


  • The New Kid by Jean Arleen Breed published by Bloated Toe Publishing
  • 69 Seconds: Poetry in Time’s Need by Christopher Buerkett, published by Hungry Bear Publishing
  • Adirondack Paper Girl: An Anthology of Poetry by Jean Arleen Breed, published by Alva Press
  • Doubly Sweet For the Strange by Sean Tierney, published by RA Press
  • Your Earth Killing Me by Shane Rooney, published by RA Press
  • The Creek by Justin Grimbol, published by RA Press
  • What the Trees Said by Elizabeth Cohen, published by Split Oak Press
  • Door of Thin Skins by Shira Dentz, published by CavanKerry Press
  • Dos Madres by Paul Pines


  • The Hypothetical Girl by Elizabeth Cohen, published by Other Press
  • A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry, published by Crown Publishers
  • The Golden Eagles by Dave Donohue, published by RA Press
  • Conquering the Wild by Gail Huntley, published by Bookstand Publishing
  • In All The Wrong Places by Patrick Egan
  • The Adirondack Cannon Mystery by Kathleen Curry
  • Here Be Monsters by Jamie Sheffield, published by Smart Pig
  • Forever Wild by Tony Holtzman , published by Cloud Splitter Press
  • The Second Intelligent Species by Dale Langlois
  • Fenced with Iron by Sean Tierney, published by RA Press
  • A Million Miles from Home by Jeanne Selander Miller, published by Pebble Path Printing
  • Temple of the Sphinx by Dave Donohue, published by RA Press
  • Adirondack August by Kay Benedict Sgarlata
  • Lady of Yaddo: The Gilded Age Memoir of Katrina Trask by Lynn Esmay, published by French Mountain Press
  • The River’s Tale by Michael Virtanen, published by Lost Pond Press


  • A Phone Call and a Thank You Just in Time by Chris Knight, published by Adirondack Daily Enterprise
  • Death on the River by Joseph Connelly, published by Adirondack Life Magazine
  • Twelve Years A Slave: North Country Native Solomon Northup by David Fiske, published by The New York History Blog
  • Adirondack Art: OK Slip Falls Inspiration by Sandra Hildreth, published by Adirondack Almanack
  • “First They Came for the Frogs…” an interview with Elizabeth Kolbert on her book, The Sixth Extinction by Fred Balzac published by the Lake Champlain Weekly
  • The Long Goodbye by Meg Hagerty published The Post Star

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