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20th Anniversary Campaign. 2019 marks 20 years. We’re seeking sustaining members to keep up with our growth. A sustaining member gives an automatic monthly donation online. We need to increase our budget, because we are a bigger and better organization than we’ve ever been before. Become a Sustaining Member


Meet & Read. Any current ACW Member with written work is invited to bring their written work to promote and sell at the ACW Mini Book Fairs @ Saranac Lake Art Walks.

  • ACW Mini Book Fairs @ Saranac Lake Art Walks. June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 from 5-7:30pm below the ACW Office

Want to join the writers table? Sign up now! Not a member, but want to sign up? Become a member and join the family.


Explore & Write. Join a group of like-minded women for a reading and writing retreat at the Anne LaBastille Women’s Writing Weekend. 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.

  • Anne LaBastille Women’s Writing Weekend. June 29-July 1 at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake.

Write. Summer online writing classes are back! Writers of all levels are invited to join our upcoming classes in poetry and creative nonfiction. Spaces are limited, sign up today! Deadline to register: July 16. More info about classes and teachers.

  • (re)Making Memory: Writing Poetry with Desiree C. Bailey. July 23-August 27
  • From the Roots: Writing Place-Based Creative Nonfiction with Summer Dorr. July 23-August 27

Epic Editing. Our two editors will get your query letter and first pages in tip-top shape and ready to submit. All students will have an opportunity to interact one-on-one with editors, and submit two rounds of material for valuable feedback provided by two well respected editors from W. W. Norton & Company. Deadline to register: July 16. More info and registration.

  • Epic Editing: Crafting Query Letters & First Pages. July 23-August 27

Read & Meet. Join us for an evening with acclaimed author, Bill McKibben who will read from his latest release and first novel, Radio Free Vermont. Books available for purchase, signing to follow. Radio Free Vermont, the book that’s also the beginning of a movement, is Bill McKibben’s debut novel that follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. Free for PSC Alumni & Students, $10 for public. Get your tickets now!

  • An Evening with Bill McKibben. July 27 at 7:30pm at Paul Smith’s College VIC