The Adirondack Center for Writing celebrates the craft of writing and the joy of reading. We believe every story is important, and we work to give you programs and events so you can share your story.

What’s up next from ACW?

Submissions are open for the Anne LaBastille Writers Residency! 

April 14-May 15, 2017

 Our Goals

– Build and maintain a community of writers and readers across disciplines, traditions, ages and geographies.

– Honor the rich literary, cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks.

– Partner with diverse individuals, organizations and schools to promote the craft of writing and the practice of reading in our communities.

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Support ACW


Stories are a human experience.

Show your support for your local literary organization. You can make a difference. Give to the Adirondack Center for Writing today!

Help us bring words & people together

Donate and become an annual member securely online or send a check to: Adirondack Center for Writing, P.O. Box 956, Saranac Lake, New York 12983

ACW Membership


Show that you believe in the craft of writing and the joy of reading, become an ACW Member today. Members of the Adirondack Center for Writing receive the following benefits:

  • Discounted rates on all ACW classes, conferences, and workshops
  • Invitation to special events
  • Free listing of literary news on our website
  • (1) ticket to any 2017 Pendragon Theatre show in Saranac Lake
  • 15% entire purchase during Book Club Nights at Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid

2016-2017 ACW Member cost: $40.00

Donating to ACW


Making a donation to the Adirondack Center for Writing ensures that stories are valued and told in every Adirondack community. The Adirondack Center for Writing offers events, programs, and classes year-round all over the Adirondack Park and beyond.

We are able to offer unique, high quality programming in dozens of communities as a result of the generous contributions from individuals who appreciate reading and writing at all levels. We need your help to keep stories alive in your towns. Your donations mean we can keep expanding to the growing needs of our writers and readers.

Volunteering for ACW

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Yay, you want to volunteer! We’d love your help. Contact and sign up as a volunteer for our events and programs. There’s only one thing you need to know: ACW always has the most fun!