Saranac Lake, NY – On June 7 and 8, Adirondack Center for Writing will present the second biennial Kickass Writers Festival, featuring writers, poets, comedians, and other creatives. The festival will take place across various locations all over Saranac Lake and will include readings, workshops, talks, publishing programs, special performances, a book fair, speed dating, and more.
The Kickass Writers Festival celebrates how writing and storytelling—in all of their forms—are essential to art, entertainment, and social change. Registration opens Monday, Feb. 12. On that day ACW will announce the festival’s special guest comedian whose new memoir debuts at the end of this month. Pre-register now for a 10-percent discount code & an early notification when tickets go on sale.
2024 Kickass Line Up:
Her poetry has an impressive reach. In addition to having millions of views on Youtube, Frohman is a former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and has featured on hundreds of stages from The Apollo to The White House.
Patricia Spears Jones
She’s a life-long champion of literary community, having founded the American Poets Congress, created the WORDS Sunday Poetry Series and working with the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church in the East Village.
She’s the debut author of Forager: Field Notes on Surviving a Family Cult, which showcases her life growing up on an isolated mountain in California as part of an apocalyptic cult, and how she found her way out of poverty and illness by drawing on the gifts of the wilderness.
She’s a literary virtuoso with a debut book of poetry (selected by Louise Gluck), a wildly popular novel Thistlefoot, and a forthcoming collection of flash fiction called 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart (Penguin 2024).
For more information, visit ACW here
Photo at top courtesy of the Adirondack Center for Writing.