Monday, October 2, 2023

Author Tim Rowland on Investigating the Regional Housing Crisis

Saranac Lake, NY—Adirondack Center for Writing’s monthly “Friday Night Writes” is a happy hour of writing, reading, and networking before the weekend. On Friday, October 6, ACW will provide space, prompts, inspiration, and resources for writers from 3 – 7 PM, extending hours for the village-wide First Friday celebration. In addition to opening the space for writers to drop-in, at 6PM ACW will welcome bestselling author and Adirondack Explorer reporter, Tim Rowland for a discussion of his ongoing investigation into the regional housing crisis.

In the summer of 2023, reporter Tim Rowland began publishing a series of articles in the Adirondack Explorer about issues around housing, telling personal stories about families seeking housing as well as contextualizing local barriers to affordable housing within the state and nation-wide housing crisis.

From the Adirondack Explorer: The Adirondack Explorer is highlighting the region’s housing challenges, with a multi-part series running in our magazine, online and in a regular newsletter. Award-winning Freelance Journalist Tim Rowland investigates causes of the housing shortage, housing’s effects on other aspects of Adirondack life, hacks that people use to get into a home and potential solutions being tried here and elsewhere. His reporting is based on review of real estate data, documents and extensive interviews.

Tim Rowland is an award-winning humor columnist and New York Times bestselling author whose unique stories about history and the outdoors and times past have struck a chord with people seeking fun and adventure in the wilds. Along with a regular column for Herald-Mail Media in Hagerstown, Md., his work appears in the Adirondack Explorer (and the Almanack!), Adirondack Life and Cato’s Regulation magazine. His latest book is the just-published Happy Lonesomes: A Guide to 15 Eastern Adirondack Hikes That Are Long on Scenery and Short on Crowds. With his wife Beth, he owns a farm and forest on the East Branch of the Ausable River in the Town of Jay.

Essential Links & Additional Information:
● Event webpage:
● The “Taking Stock of Housing” series:
● Tim Rowland’s website:

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