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Thursday, February 15, 2024

ACW hosts Fact or Fiction – live storytelling game

ACW Fact or Fiction event, 2023

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) will host its second Fact or Fiction storytelling event on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at The Garagery in Saranac Lake.
The Garagery is Grizle T’s event space, located at the rear of 53 Main St. and accessed through the Dorsey Street parking lot.

Fact or Fiction is a live storytelling game where performers tell stories and the audience asks questions in order to determine if what they just heard was true or made-up. ACW will choose the storytellers in advance to ensure a good mix of stories. Audience members can play solo or form teams to decide which questions to ask and whether to vote fact or fiction at the end of each story. The team or solo player to categorize the most stories correctly will win prizes, glory and more.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at adirondackcenterforwriting.org/event/fact-or-fiction-2024.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

2024 Kickass Writer’s Festival registration opens Feb. 12

 

2024 ACW Kickass Writer's Festival banner

Saranac Lake, NYOn 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.
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Monday, February 5, 2024

North Country residents invited to share poems

A couple read poetry hung in a window

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is now accepting submissions from anyone living in the North Country for the ninth installment of Poem Village. The deadline for submissions is March 18. Each year, ACW creates a series of posters, or broadsides, displaying poems written by North Country residents of all ages and experience levels. In April those broadsides are installed in shop windows throughout Saranac Lake in order to build community and beautify the otherwise dreary, wet village during mud season.

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Adirondack Center for Writing to host author Amy Godine on Dec. 1

The Black Woods by Amy Godine

Saranac Lake, NYThe Adirondack Center for Writing’s next Friday Night Writes will feature Amy Godine, author of The Black Woods (Cornell University Press, 2023). Friday Night Writes is a monthly happy hour of writing, reading and networking, open to all, that takes place from 3-7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW), located at 15 Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake. During these sessions, ACW provides space, prompts, inspiration and resources.

December’s event, Friday, Dec. 1, will also feature a “Friday Night Talk” with Amy Godine from 6-7 p.m. Godine will share about her book, The Black Woods, and then take questions from the audience. Copies of Godine’s book will be available for purchase.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Four New York Poets Featured in ACW’s “Postcard Poems” Broadside Series

 

postcard poems announcement from ACW

Saranac Lake, NY—The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) has announced four New York State poets selected for “Postcard Poems”: Jackie Braje, Joseph Bruchac, Laura Cordts and Sophie Morelli. Their poems were selected from over 100 submissions from across the state.

Each writer will have their poem featured on a 5×7-inch broadside, complete with custom artwork created by artists living in New York. Both writers and artists will be compensated for their work, and broadsides will be available for sale through ACW with proceeds going to support community programs. » Continue Reading.


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 adirondackcenterforwriting.org/event/barkreaders-richard-levine.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Dreams for Our Communities – Insights from North Country Youth

These quotes are drawn from the essays of North Country young people writing about “My Dreams for My Community”  a contest sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing and Adirondack Voters for Change. (Click here and here to read some of the full entries)

In their essays, the young people take a thoughtful look at the characteristics of the community they identify with and what their hopes for that community are.
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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. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, September 28, 2023

My Dreams for My Community: Getting out of boxes

Adirondack Center for Writing

By Lee Ames

All of my life I’ve been surrounded by boxes. It doesn’t matter what, but weaved throughout our world as a whole, there are boxes upon boxes of stereotypes. It could be something as simple as deciding what sport to be a part of, or what job you want to do in the future, how you dress or cut your hair. Some think if you’re a sports kid, then you can’t be a theater kid, it just doesn’t work that way. However, all of these things aren’t necessarily a spoken truth, it’s just an unspoken fact many of us go about our days carrying. It’s what’s in our media, it’s in our day to day life, it’s in the way our school systems are set up. No matter the circumstances, we have been given a box that we must fit into. » Continue Reading.


Monday, September 25, 2023

My Dreams for my Community: Life Behind the Window

Adirondack Center for Writing

A soft hum coming from my window fan pushes in the only fresh air I breathe all day. The light from the half open window pooled onto the floor trying to push back the overwhelming darkness of my room. The blue walls looked black; the honey-colored hardwoods now stained a
deep maroon. My once vibrant space glowing with relics of my various hobbies throughout the years now lay dormant, shrouded in shadow. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Two visiting author talks coming up at Adirondack Center for Writing

Saranac Lake, NY – Debut author Kate Doyle was a 2020 resident at Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual Anne LaBastille Memorial Writing Residency on Twitchell Lake.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, hear her read from her collection, I Meant it Once (Algonquin Books, 2023) and converse with fellow Anne LaBastille resident and ACW’s visiting writer, Erin Dorney. The pair will discuss Kate’s new book as well as their experiences at Lake Twitchell. Doyle and Dorney met at Twitchell Lake and have gone on to attend other retreats together, proving that a residency can create long-lasting community among writers. Audience questions will be welcome, so we invite your curiosity about residencies, the publishing process, and more.

Kate Doyle is the author of I Meant It Once, published by Algonquin Books in the US and Corsair in the UK. A former bookseller and a 2021 A Public Space Fellow, she has lived in New York City, Amsterdam, and Ithaca, NY. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in No Tokens, Joyland, Split Lip, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. This event is free to attend. Register Here.

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wild Words Teen Writing Anthology Book Launch set for April 22

Adirondack Center for Writing to host Wild Words Book Launch on April 22,.

Saranac Lake, NY – Those with the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) said they had so much interest in supporting teen writers who would be featured in a book launch this weekend that they changed the venue two times in order to accommodate a larger audience. All are encouraged to gather for the 2023 Wild Words Teen Writing Anthology Book Launch which is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The event is free and open to the public.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Poetry in the ADKs: ACW’s new poetry machine, Poem Village 2023

A woman takes a break from her day to read a Poem Village submission in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake, NY – Poetry is alive and well in the Adirondack region, inspiring folks to embrace their creative sides while visiting various locations in the Adirondacks. Two such examples of artistic outlets include a recently released Poetry Machine created by those at the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) based in Saranac Lake. Another is ACW’s upcoming Poem Village 2023, a program in which submitted poems will be published and hung in storefront windows in Saranac Lake in mid-April, remaining up until mid-May. Poetry submissions are due by April 1. 

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing to host Lorraine Duvall reading/open-mic on Nov. 9

The Adirondack Center for Writing in Saranac Lake is pleased to host another BarkReaders session, this time featuring Adirondack feminist historian, Lorraine Duvall, who will perform a reading of Finding a Woman’s Place on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. An open mic will follow the reading. Admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation at the door. The reading and open mic will run for a total of 60 minutes, and registration is required.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing Publishes New Prison Writing Anthology

In the spring/summer of 2022, with a grant from NYSCA and the support of the creative aging experts at Lifetime Arts Inc, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW)created a writing workshop program at Adirondack Correctional Facility, a state prison located in Raybrook, NY. After sixteen workshops, the ACW asked the men in [the] classes to submit their favorite original poems, essays, and stories for a class anthology. I’m Telling You Now, Wherever You Are, is a testament to the fact that a person’s story does not end when they become incarcerated, nor does that person’s past cease to speak.

The anthology’s publication was celebrated on Tuesday, October 11 with a private reading at the prison.

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