Register for a day of writing workshops, epic performances, meeting new friends and fellow writers, swag bags (limited supply), and a meet ‘n greet with poets. A perfect opportunity to include on college applications. Open to any homeschooled and high school students and classes, no writing experience necessary!
Students will enjoy poetry performances and learn how to make their writing gorgeous with workshop leaders and poetry legends Mahogany L. Browne (pictured here), Roya Marsh, Jive Poetic, and Jon Sands.
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7:00pm Theme: “March Madness”
The same beloved Howl Story Slam, revamped to be enjoyed at home.
This event is LIVE via Zoom featuring 5-minute true stories, with no notes. The first 15 storytellers to sign up will be included in the lineup. Registration required in advance for storytellers and audience members, sign up here.
Free to tell stories and to attend. If you are able, please please add a suggested $10 donation to your registration for the Howl team to split.
The Howl Story Slam is back with an evening of live stories told online. The team behind the Howl has worked to revamp the program as it is so important to hold space for stories in a time when we can’t physically be together. The beloved program will take place virtually for everyone to enjoy from home on December 18, 2020 at 7:00pm
Anyone is welcome to tell a true, five-minute story on the theme “Holidays: The good, the bad, the ugly” using no notes.
The first 15 storytellers to sign up will be included in the lineup. Registration required for storytellers and audience members, sign up here bit.ly/decvirtualhowl. Free to tell stories and to attend.
The Howl Story Slam team is a partnership between Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio, two organizations that believe in the power of stories.
Gretchen Koehler tells a story at the Howl Grand Story Slam, December 2019. Photo credit: Baylee Annis, Adirondack Center for Writing
A new series of workshops is launching from the Adirondack Center for Writing, designed for teens by professional performance poets and educators. The workshops are online and are open to all teen writers and a great extracurricular for college apps.
There is no cost to attend. Students can join for one or all of the workshops for the best experience. Registration is required at bit.ly/acwunmute and Zoom link sent via email after registration. Follow @adkctr4writing for updates.
Saranac Lakers might’ve noticed that words appear before their eyes on sidewalks through downtown Saranac Lake when it rains. How did it come to be there? Two groups came together to make something magical happen–the Raining Poetry Project.
The Adirondack Center for Writing and the Saranac Lake Arts and Culture Advisory Board partnered to bring this project to life. Inspired by similar projects across the country, the collaboration brings unique public art installations to Saranac Lake.
The Adirondack Center for Writing teamed up with area bookstores to create a traveling bookstore.
Built by Paul Smith’s College students, the ACW Bookmobile is making its way around the Adirondacks, with stops coming up this week at the following ice cream stands.
All visitors are required to wear masks, no exceptions. Payment options: cash, check, Venmo. ACW partnered with local bookstores including The Book Nook, Bookstore Plus, and TREES Adirondack Gifts & Books to feature a selection of new staff picks and used books are on board for readers of all ages.
The Adirondack Artists Guild, in partnership with the Adirondack Center for Writing, presents Responding II – 2020 as its featured exhibit in September, running from Sept. 4-29.
The title comes from the Gallery’s history – shortly after September 11, 2001, we invited artists, writers, and anyone else who wanted to respond to or share their feelings about that horrific event. We called the show “Responding”, and the gallery was full of deeply moving and expressive creations.
The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a two-week residency annually in October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Named for the late, iconic Adirondack author, this intimate gathering takes place at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Six writers are selected, with half of the spaces reserved for regional authors. The other spaces are open to writers from all over the world.
The winners of the 2018 Adirondack Literary Awards were recently announced at an event at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid.
Writers, readers, publishers, and friends joined for the celebration of all regional books published in 2017, as well as the announcement of the category winners. Following a welcome by Adirondack Center for Writing Executive Director Nathalie Thill, judges in each genre provided descriptions of each title submitted before announcing the year’s winners.
The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) has announced a call for submissions to their second annual PoemVillage event. ACW welcomes all forms of poetry from anyone living part-time or full-time in the Tri-Lakes region of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid. The deadline for submissions is March 14th, 2017.
All submissions of poetry from community members, elementary kids to seniors, will be displayed in the windows of partnering businesses in downtown Saranac Lake. This year PoemVillage will host a schedule of events throughout the month including local poets readings performances, PoemVillage Pub Crawl, and more. » Continue Reading.
Running among the autumn colors gets an added benefit this weekend as two arts organizations combine a fun run with a splash of color. On Saturday, October 15, Old Forge’s View presents its fourth annual Running Colors 5K while Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Center for Writing is hosting its inaugural event the next day. These color-bombing road races tie together the changing season colors and performance art with a family-friendly road race/walk. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Center for Writing hosted the annual Adirondack Literary Awards at the Blue Mountain Center on Sunday, June 5, to celebrate another year of publications for regional authors and presses, and to announce this year’s winners. Following the ceremony Joe Bruchac gave a tribute to poet Maurice Kenny that concluded with a moving rendition of a Seneca song.
Judges selected winners from the categories of fiction, memoir, general nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature. The People’s Choice Award was selected by peers and audience members as their favorite title of the year’s submissions. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Center for Writing is accepting applications from April 15 through May 20, 2016 for the annual Anne LaBastille Memorial Residency, which will be held at Twitchell Lake near Big Moose from October 8-22, 2016.
The residency was established to provide space, time, and an inspiring landscape for writers to work, and a chance to unplug and connect with other writers. There is no internet or cellphones at the residency; rooms are single occupancy with private baths, food will be provided. » Continue Reading.
The Black Fly StorySLAM is a storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, Lesson Learned.
How does it work? Storytellers put their names in a hat. One by one, names are picked. Storytellers take the stage and tell their best Lesson Learned story in five minutes. Two local judges will score the stories to select the Black Fly StorySLAM winners. » Continue Reading.
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