Well, life gave us lemons, and it’s time to make lemonade. All in-person events are postponed, but ACW still has lots to offer online for you during this tense time. These offerings are designed to be interactive and accessible and to inspire you to create, chat, and read. ACW programs have gone digital for you, give now as you enjoy the new offerings. Stay safe and be well, ACW

#1 Weekly writing prompts + responses shared weekly

Creative writing prompts to kick off the dust and inspire you to create and re-work your writing. Responses will have a special space on the ACW website.

  • Weekly writing prompts delivered every Monday
  • Send in your original responses to ACW by 5pm every Friday

#2 Poemvillage. It’s Still Happening!

Got poems? How about ties to the Adirondack region? We want your poems for PoemVillage! Send yours before the deadline to be a part of the epic online display of poetry from April 20 – May 10, 2020. 

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

  • Deadline to submit poems: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (yes, we have extended it!)
  • Digital PoemVillage: Monday, April 20, 2020 – Sunday, May 10, 2020

#3 To Stock and Barter Joy: A Poetry Workshop with Arhm Choi Wild

Perfect for: new poets, experienced poets looking to build personal manifesto into their poetry. Five-week online class. Learn more. More classes to be added soon. Have a suggestion for a class you want to take? Send it in now.

  • Starts April 13, 2020 in Google Classroom
  • Early Bird Registration (ends April 5, 2020): $150
  • Registration: $200

#4 The Howl Story Slam is moving online

More details to come soon. ACW + NCPR are hard at work organizing an online format for the Howl.


What remains during these tense times is ACW’s commitment to building spaces for healing together. Through weekly writing prompts and posted responses, new online classes, and the online display of PoemVillage, ACW is continuing to bring together community members like you during isolation and uncertainty.

Keeping ACW strong in these tense times now rests on the shoulders of faithful supporters like you. So, you are invited to give a gift of any amount. The recommended gift is just $5 a month. All gifts are significant in keeping ACW alive and well, so when this is all over ACW will be ready to re-launch the important programming you count on.