PoemVillage. Love poems from your 12 year old self. Odes to your favorite snack. Haikus about your mom. Whatever it is, #PoemVillage wants your work! Submit up to 3 original poems. All ages are encouraged to send poems, free and open to anyone with love for the Adirondack region. All poems posted in downtown Saranac Lake windows April 26th – May 12th.

March 22nd: Deadline to submit your original poems


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 more info?


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.

  • February 25th 7pm @ Bliss & Vinegar Lake Placid
  • March 25th 7pm
  • April 29th 7pm
  • May 27th 7pm

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Save the date for 20th Anniversary Gala. Mark your calendars to celebrate 20 years with Adirondack Center for Writing! It’s Kentucky Derby day, and we’ll be partying in style. Bring your hats and bowties, we’ll bring the party. Help us honor our original steering committee members, and enjoy the buffet, mint juleps + hemingway daquiris, hat contests + wagering games, and more! $120 per person. More info here.

We’ll be honoring: Cali Brooks, Elizabeth Folwell, James Gould, Gary Lee, Kathleen Masterson, Sharon Reynolds, Ellen Rocco, and Isabel Worthen

May 4, 2019 @ Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake [Get your tickets]


Publishing Conference. Details to be announced soon, stay tuned and mark your calendars. 

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.

June 28th-20th @ Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake