PoemVillage

Love poems from your 12 year old self. Odes to your favorite snack. Haikus about your first boat ride. Whatever it is, PoemVillage welcomes work from everyone. Residents and visitors of all ages submit poems and visit them in windows throughout April and May. Sponsors names and logos are featured on 200+ poems posted for an entire month in every window in downtown Saranac Lake, and on 500+ pocket poems, which are scattered throughout businesses and public spaces. Sponsors are also featured on all print and online materials.

Audience: Residents, Tourists, Students, Families, Retired, ages 5-65, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, New York City, Burlington, and Albany are highest in participants locations, but visitors come from as far as California, Canada, Washington, DC.

Gold Level: $1,000

Your logo on every single poem posted, include your business in all the press releases, calendars, and social media for PoemVillage. Your business/org. will be listed and announced at all PoemVillage events as a proud sponsor, and your logo and short description listed on the Adirondack Center for Writing PoemVillage page year-round.

Silver Level: $500

Your logo on every single poem posted, include your business in all the press releases, calendars, and social media for PoemVillage.

Bronze Level: $300

Include your business in all the press releases, calendars, and social media for PoemVillage.


High School Writing Retreat 

Two-day event every October

Over 100 students from across the North Country attend this program with world-renowned performance poets for writing workshops, performances, and student open mics at our host location at Paul Smith’s College. Completely free for high school students and teachers to attend. Sponsors names and logos are featured in all print materials and online promo, as well as by host during the event.

Audience: Residents, Families, Parents, Students age 14-18 (homeschooled and traditional students)

Sponsorships begin at $500


Beat & Verse Open Mic

Monthly gathering of local writers, storytellers, and songwriters to meet and share new work alongside peers at our partner location, Forever Wild Apothecary in Lake Placid. Sponsors names and logos are featured in all print materials and online promo, as well as by host during the event.

Audience: Residents, Tourists, ages 18-65, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay, Wilmington, Keene, Keene Valley, Elizabethtown.

3-month sponsorship $200

6-month sponsorship $400

1-year sponsorship $750


Pop Up Poetry

Format 1: Three poets spend an entire day walking into classrooms, the library, gym, and the cafeteria surprising students with poetry. Teachers know about this ahead of time but students do not know. They spend about 4-7 minutes in each classroom, and end the day with a school-wide assembly performance, this gives context to the pop ups and allows longer poems to be performed.

Add-ons: 1-2 hour writing workshop led by poets can be added.

Format 2: Three poets spend day at a businesses or public spaces surprising patrons with poetry. Owners and staff know about this ahead of time, but the patrons do not. A full performance to follow in the evening, free and open to the public to attend.

Total cost: $4,000