PoemVillage. Love poems from your 12 year old self. Odes to your favorite snack. A haiku for your mom. Whatever it is, #PoemVillage wants your work! Submit up to 3 original poems. Free and open to all ages with love for the Adirondack region.


Howl Story Slam. An open mic storytelling competition, open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the new theme, In Transit. Presented by North Country Public Radio and the Adirondack Center for Writing. $5 suggested donation. Want to see the full schedule?


PoemVillage. Celebrate spring & explore Saranac Lake like you never have before–with an explosion of poetry! Wander through town surrounded by poems from friends and neighbors.

  • April 26th – May 12th @ Downtown Saranac Lake

Digging Into Poetry: A Workshop for New Work. Through creative play with words, books, and our imaginations, participants will generate first drafts of new works. All levels of experience encouraged to attend. Led by poet and educator Marilyn McCabe. $25 members, $35 non-members. Sign up by April 25. Bring writing instrument and paper to workshop.


Beat & Verse Monthly Open Mic. An open mic for the writing crowd. Got poems? Stories? Songs? We want it all! Rotating local hosts will read your work if you’re not ready yet. $5 suggested donation. Last Monday of every month. Meet over tea and snacks at Bliss & Vinegar in Lake Placid.

  • No open mic in March. Keep writing!
  • Monday, April 29th @ 7pm
  • Monday, May 27th @ 7pm

Save the date for 20th Anniversary Gala. Celebrate 20 years in style on Kentucky Derby day with delicious food, craft cocktails, big hats and betting games. Join us in honoring this group of visionaries who laid the path for the ACW legacy. $120 ticket. Please purchase your tickets by April 25. Discounted room rates available. More info here.

Saturday, May 4th 6pm @ Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake [Get your tickets]


Adirondack Writer’s Conference. Talks by literary editors, agents, and self-publishing experts. Presentations on promoting your book, organizing writing groups, and more. This is the event for all your publishing needs. More details to be announced.

Saturday & Sunday, June 8th-9th @ VIEW Arts Center in Old Forge


Anne LaBastille Women’s Writing Weekend. Join a group of like-minded women for a reading and writing retreat. Activities will include writing workshops, reflective paddling, arts-based activities, technical writing and experiential learning, and Adirondack-based readings to contemplate the role of sense of place in nature writing. This weekend is dedicated to the memory of Anne LaBastille. Registration includes 2 nights lodging, all meals, workshop sessions and supplies.

Friday-Sunday, June 28th-30th @ Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake