We’re thrilled to announce that Adirondack Center for Writing is celebrating 20 years this year! We’re hosting a gala at the Hotel Saranac to mark the occasion on May 4, 2019.


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The 20th Anniversary Gala will be on Kentucky Derby day, and we’ll be celebrating in style with a buffet, mint juleps & Hemingway daiquiris, hat contests, wagering games, & more! We’ll be honoring this group of visionaries who helped create ACW:

  • Cali Brooks
  • Elizabeth Folwell
  • James Gould
  • Gary Lee
  • Kathleen Masterson
  • Sharon Reynolds
  • Ellen Rocco
  • Isabel Worthen

The people listed above took a bet on us back in the day. We hope you’ll support this event to honor their legacy and keep ACW going strong for another 20 years. Special thanks to our event sponsors.

Triple Crown Sponsors

Hotel Saranac, Jim Gould Family Fund

Belmont Sponsors

Connie & Craig Weatherup, Fran Yardley & Burdette Parks, Geomatics Land Surveying, Michael Coffey & Rebecca Smith, Spencer Boatworks

Kentucky Sponsors

Adirondack Accents, Beverly Bridger & Michael Wilson, Frank S. Folwell & Richard E. Folwell, Jay & Dorothy Federman, Joseph Bruchac, Nancie Battaglia Photography, Natalie & Edward Surovell, North Country Public Radio, Rachel Person, Susan & Bill Sweeney, Tony Holtzman


Discount Room Rates at Hotel Saranac

Coming in from out of town, or just want to treat yourself after celebrating 20 years with us? Special rate available for stay May 3-5, 2019. Book here by April 3, 2019. Use Group Code: ACW


There’s a limited time to be a sponsor at the 20th Anniversary Gala. Businesses, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to continue the legacy our steering committee started in 1999 by sponsoring this event.

Triple Crown Sponsor $1,000+

Name featured in winner’s circle at gala, featured largely in event program, and all promotional materials. 4 tickets to gala included.

Belmont Sponsor $500

Name featured largely in event program, all promotional materials. 2 tickets to gala included.

Kentucky Sponsor $250

Name featured in event program. 1 ticket to gala included.