Saturday, November 11, 2023

ACW to host poet Richard Levine for Barkreaders series, Nov. 15

Poet Richard Levine.

Saranac Lake, NY — The next installment of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Barkreaders series will feature poet Richard Levine. Barkreaders provides local writers an opportunity to hear from and meet new authors. Levine is a poet from Seward, NY, and will read from his latest collection, Now in Contest. The event will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW), located at 15 Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake. Levine’s reading will be followed by an open mic, which offers attendees a chance to share up to five minutes of their writing in front of an audience. Admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation at the door; RSVP at

Levine is a retired teacher and author of Now in Contest, Selected Poems, Contiguous States and five short paperbacks. An advisory editor at, he is the recipient of the 2021
Connecticut Poetry Society Award, and was co-editor of “Invasion of Ukraine 2022: Poems.” His poetry has appeared in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column and can be found on the
Poetry Foundation and the American Academy of Poets websites. In addition, his work is archived in LaSalle University’s Special Collections Library. To learn more about Levine, visit his

Poetry book cover

The cover of Now in Contest by poet Richard Levine. Photo provided by the Adirondack Center for Writing.

The Adirondack Center for Writing has been bringing people and words together for 25 years through provocative events and meaningful programs. For more information about ACW, visit or follow @adkctr4writing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Photo at top: Poet Richard Levine. Photo provided by the Adirondack Center for Writing.

Related Stories

Community news stories come from press releases and other notices from organizations, businesses, state agencies and other groups. Submit your contributions to Almanack Editor Melissa Hart at

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Wait! Before you go:

Catch up on all your Adirondack
news, delivered weekly to your inbox