Creating 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 $200, ACW Members $150. Sign up by July 19th.


ACW Bookmobile. The newest, cutest pop-up bookstore is here and coming to a town near you this summer! Sign up to stock your books in the Bookmobile. We’re is bringing the books to the people at pop-up events throughout the region. The goal is to expose small towns that don’t have their own bookstores books from local and national authors. More info about signing up to have books sold. $40 registration. Plan to sign up and send/drop off books before July 15th.

Where to find the Bookmobile.


The Author’s Table @ Saranac Lake Art Walks. The galleries are open, there’s music in the street, there are books to explore. Come meet your new favorite book and local authors under the tree at ACW offices in downtown Saranac Lake. Sign up for the Author’s Table today!

  • Thursday, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th 5-7:30pm

Howl Story Slam. An open mic storytelling competition, open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the theme. Presented by North Country Public Radio and the Adirondack Center for Writing. $5 suggested donation. View full schedule here.

Theme: Hot Mess


Beat & Verse Monthly Open Mic. An open mic for the writing crowd. Got writing? Stories? Songs? Poems? We want it all! $5 suggested donation. Last Wednesday of every month. Meet over tea and snacks at Bliss & Vinegar in Lake Placid.

  • Wednesday, July 31st at 8pm