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Seeding Your Sequoias: Writing Tiny but Mighty Prose with Julia Shipley Online Writing Class.

In this five-week course, we’ll study examples by brief-prose practitioners—paying attention to how structure, imagery, rhythm, voice and narrative energy combine to create exciting work. Using “real world” assignments, (drawing on submission guidelines from venues that showcase short writing, including nature flashes) our class can serve as an opportunity to take material that may be stashed away in your mind/journal and develop it. Entirely online, at your own pace. Read full description and author bio. Registration closes Feb 1.

February 4th – March 10th @ your favorite internet enabled location


Crafting Full Characters with AC Gaughen Online Writing Class.

Characters are the unforgettable heart of a story. From the protagonists that leap off the page, the supporting cast that steal the show, and the antagonists who cause your main character to question everything, complexity makes characters memorable. This five week course will break down what it means to be a full and interesting personality, how you can help characters leap off the page without over-explaining, and compare and contrast fascinating literary figures. Registration closes Feb 1.

February 4th – March 10th @ your favorite internet enabled location


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. Adirondack Center for Writing + Bliss & Vinegar. Last Monday of every month.

January 28th 7pm @ Bliss & Vinegar Lake Placid


Howl Story Slam. An open mic storytelling competition for the North Country and Adirondacks, 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.


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Save the date for 20th Anniversary Gala. Mark your calendars to celebrate twenty 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. Join us for an honoring original steering committee members + buffet + mint juleps & hemingway daquiris + hat contests + wagering games + more!

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


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, whose passion for the Adirondacks  led to her writing the landmark series of “Woodswoman” books documenting her experiences and observations of the natural world. Registration includes 2 nights lodging, all meals, workshop sessions and supplies.

June 28th – June 30th @ Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake