The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19

National Endowment for the Arts surveyed arts organizations throughout the country about reopening practices and creative responses to programming in 2020, during the pandemic. They published a report highlighting what they felt were successful responses to the crisis: promising tactics, best practices, and insights through nine selected case studies. The Adirondack Center for Writing was one … Continue reading The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19

Writing with Play & Persistence Series with Chris Tebbetts

Designed for any novice and experienced writer to participate from home. Renowned author and educator Chris Tebbetts will lead these virtual, one-of-a-kind events presented by Adirondack Center for Writing. Playing with Story Ideas: A Hands-On Workshop  Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:00pm Cost: Sliding scale $5-20 What kinds of stories do you love? What settings, … Continue reading Writing with Play & Persistence Series with Chris Tebbetts

Anne LaBastille Women’s Writing Weekend

Friday, June 25, 2021 4:00pm - Sunday, June 27, 2020 10:00amGreat Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake Join a group of like-minded women for a reading and writing retreat. Activities will include writing workshops, reflective paddling, arts-based activities, technical writing and experiential learning, and Adirondack-based readings to contemplate the role of sense of place in nature … Continue reading Anne LaBastille Women’s Writing Weekend

Ode to Sue by Anne Sterling

Sue loves holidaysShe scared the livin’ daylight out of us every Halloweensmeared with green grease paint and stooped overOf course when we bit into the cinnamony red homemade candy applewe knew it had been Sue under the wicked-witch-of-the-west pointy hatBusiness was business at ChristmasThere were 50 gingerbread houses to make for charityWith assembly line efficiency, … Continue reading Ode to Sue by Anne Sterling

His Name by Duane L. Herrmann

Born aristocratof princely line,His conscience, andDivine Call said:Raise the call inclusive -All mankind is one,All religions comefrom One Sources.He lost all:home, possessions, country,exiled a prisoner...for life.If admitted error,all would have returned -He could notand stay true.Forty years held,to last breath,His word.From prison wrote:"...leaves of one tree,flowers of one garden."Some responded and continue,circling the globe,ancient enemies, … Continue reading His Name by Duane L. Herrmann

Still Best Friends by Linda Freedland

Laurel and Hardy had nothing on usmy best friend, Ruthiethe Hardy onetall and ganglywith dark, razor straight hair and big doe-eyesand me, Laurelshort, a curly haired blue-eyed blonde The two of us joined at the hipinseparableRuthie, clever and pinpoint sharpout winning and outwitting me at most gamesstill, we were best friends Ruthie,nimble limbedscrambling up our … Continue reading Still Best Friends by Linda Freedland