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
"This is the only place where I’m not just an inmate. Here, I’m that guy who is a pretty good poet." - Writing class student, Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institute For 18 years, ACW has offered year-round classes in various genres for the student writers at Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institute. At the longest-running federal … Continue reading Prison Writing Program
Become a Word Warrior, there's cake at stake! Join the campaign, become a Word Warrior now. We're off to a great start, but we need your help to reach our goal of getting 32 more Word Warriors by Labor Day. Keep the campaign sweet by making a monthly donation of $5, $10, $15 or more. … Continue reading Calling everyone who loves homemade cakes
June Adirondack Literary Awards*. June 3 at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. Howl Story Slam. June 15 at 7pm at Upper Jay Art Center Recovery Lounge. $5 suggested donation. Theme: "Leap of Faith/Going For It" Local Author Showcase. June 21 at Saranac Lake Artwalk (ACW office), open to ACW members only, sign up ahead of … Continue reading Summer Events Preview
presented by the Adirondack Center for Writing Are you interested in important issues like race and social identity? This is the conversation you’ve been seeking, and the workshop every community member needs. We want you to join us for a performance, Q&A, and workshop with Adam Falkner and Sofía Snow. Performance poets Adam Falkner and … Continue reading Identity & Belonging Performance and Community Workshop
How important are Arts and Culture to you? Help us prioritize Arts and Culture in Saranac Lake! The Village of Saranac Lake has engaged AMS Planning & Research, a national arts management consulting firm, to work with a committee* of village arts, education, government, and business representatives to develop an Arts and Culture Master Plan, with funding … Continue reading WE NEED YOUR HELP: How important are Arts and Culture to you?
Adirondack Literary Award Winners Announced Streetlights were out and closed signs filled windows of downtown, but writers, readers, and friends prevailed at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid on a brilliantly radiant Sunday afternoon. Laughter and conversation supplemented food and drink before and after the ceremony. Titles published in 2016 were available for purchase, and the … Continue reading 2017 Adirondack Literary Awards