What’s next?

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


ACW Bookmobile. The newest, cutest pop-up bookstore is here and coming to a town near you this summer! Hang with us and find your new favorite read.

Where to find the Bookmobile:


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. Sponsored by our friends at Northern Power & Light.

  • Wednesday, August 28th at 8pm
  • Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm

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, September 19th 5-7:30pm

Reading with Residency Writers. The resident writers at the Anne LaBastille Writers Residency will read from their current writing projects at the gorgeous residency lodge. This event is free and open to the public. Snacks and drinks will be served. Contact us for directions and to RSVP.


High School Writing Retreat. High school students, classes, and homeschooled students are invited to join for a day of performances, workshops, and general awesomeness.