The Adirondack Center for Writing brings people and words together.

ACW has been refined by 20 years of service to the writers, readers, storytellers, and listeners of the Adirondack region.

Through events and programs, ACW has been given access to the fears, flaws, beliefs, and dreams of the people who live here. Residents trust ACW enough to attend provocative programs, and they are trusted in turn to engage with tough topics openly and honestly.

Looking forward, ACW is focused and inspired by the ever-changing needs of the community. Because when people and words come together, incredible things happen.

ACW has a legacy that’s just beginning.


The Adirondack Center for Writing cultivates the art of writing and the joy of reading; celebrate the power of language to invite discovery, to create an understanding of people and sense of place, and to build a community.


  • Build and maintain a community of writing, reading, and listening across disciplines, traditions, ages and geographies.
  • Honor the rich literary, cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks.
  • Partner with diverse individuals, organizations and schools to promote the craft of writing and the practice of reading in our communities.
Adirondack Center for Writing is a 501(c)(3) organization, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

You might be at home, but you are not alone.

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 in the hands of faithful supporters like you. So, you are invited to give a gift of any amount. 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.