listen 🎧 First person interview with acw

Head to the 40 minute mark to hear ACW’s Nathalie Thill chat with Mitch Reich about the Virtual Howl and the importance of telling and listening to stories right now.

WATCH 👉 Spontaneous Stories with Nathalie


All in-person events may be postponed, but ACW has gone digital and still has lots to offer you online. The good news? It’s been working. Thanks to you, the ACW community remains strong. Stay connected for more opportunities to create, learn and share laughs. ACW can’t wait to see you – in an email, on social media, in comments on writing you like, at the live virtual events. 

— Adirondack Center for Writing Staff & Board

Virtual Howl Story Slam

The team behind the Howl Story Slam is missing your stories at the live events. Send your stories in before June 1, 2020. Videos will drop for viewers to enjoy at home and to vote for the “People’s Choice.” The winner will secure a space at the Howl Grand Story Slam in November 2020! Learn more.

  • Extended deadline: June 1, 2020!
  • Stories must be true, told within the 3-minute time limit, and in the theme of “Fish out of Water.”

Poemvillage. Read them before they go!

Instead of visiting a corridor of poetry in town, locally-harvested poems will be delivered to your inbox and on the ACW website daily for an epic online display of poetry. Hunt for the poems you sent us, and find your new favorite from a neighbor or local student.

  • Poems posted until June 1, 2020

Weekly writing prompts + responses shared weekly

Creative writing prompts to kick off the dust and inspire you to create and re-work your writing. The incredible and talented ACW family is stepping up and sharing their expertise with you! Future prompts are provided by Julia Alvarez, Mahogany L. Browne, Joseph Bruchac, Betsy Folwell, Sue Halpern, Bill McKibben, Jon Sands, Steve Stern, Chase Twichell, & more.


ACW remains committed to building our community of writers, readers, storytellers, poets and fans of the written word. Through weekly writing prompts and posted responses, new online classes, and book lovers hangouts, and more, ACW is continuing to bring people and words together. 

ACW looks forward to relaunching the important in-person programming you count on. Until then, know that ACW is evolving with every new day. With your support, the online programming launched in March has become a special mark of the importance of writing, reading, and discussion. Anything you choose to give helps immensely to secure a strong future for ACW.