“Writers require community and institutional support as they develop their craft and work on new projects. This list, presented in no particular order, looks at several organizations that are strengthening literary connections, creating new opportunities, and hosting events where scribes can grow.
For #4, we present the Adirondack Center for Writing, based in Saranac Lake, New York. Its mission is to cultivate the art of writing and the joy of reading; celebrate the power of language to invite discovery; create an understanding of people and a sense of place; and build a community. With its work, ACW seeks to honor the rich literary, cultural, and natural history of the Adirondacks.
The nonprofit offers writing classes and weekly writing prompts to its community. Its Raining Poetry Project is an outdoor installation at Saranac Lake where poems are revealed on the ground when it gets wet. Featured writers include Hanif Abdurraqib, Stuart Bartow, Neil Gaiman, Mary Oliver, Danez Smith, and more.”