The Adirondack Center for Writing has hosted classes, workshops, readings, and other events for all ages since our founding.

Check our events calendar for upcoming classes, readings, and workshops.

In addition to one-off events, classes, and workshops, we also host a variety of ongoing series:

Author Advice – See upcoming

How does a manuscript become a physical book? What’s it like working with an agent? Should you self-publish, go indie, submit to contests, or send hundreds of copies to publishing houses all over the country and hope for the best? (Pro tip: don’t do the latter!) Author Advice is a monthly, informal talk with an author (Q&A included!) about their personal paths to publication. They’ll break down why they did what they did to make their book a reality, and what they learned from the process.

BarkReaders: Open Mic + Featured Reading – See upcoming

Where can you discover new North Country writers and also share some work of your own? BarkReaders takes place every other month here at ACW in Saranac Lake, NY. Each reading will include an open mic and feature a North Country author presenting a recent book publication.

We’re bringing words and people together to foster writing community here in Saranac Lake and promote the work of writers from in and around the Adirondack park. Join us at 7 PM on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Friday Night Writes – See upcoming

We know how it goes. The week gets busy, so your writing time gets pushed to the weekend. Then, the weekend gets away from you—and suddenly it’s Monday again.

That’s why we’re kicking off each first Friday with a happy hour of writing here at ACW from 3 – 6:30. Friday Night Writes is your space to decompress, connect, and write with a community of other creatives in a warm, inviting environment. Sleep in an extra hour on Saturday because you got your writing done the night before.

Use this monthly, drop-in writing session the way that suits you:

  • Write pages on that project you’ve been chipping away at
  • Use our writing prompts and the month’s theme to jumpstart a new piece
  • Find resources and discover publishing opportunities
  • Meet a friend here to exchange feedback
  • Connect with other local creatives and grow your community

These events will be casual yet productive. We’ll provide prompts, and other helpful materials. Best of all, it’s free (donations appreciated)! So, even if you’re brand new to writing or not sure whether to call yourself a “writer”, you too belong here at Friday Night Writes.

Are you a writer interested in working with ACW? Please contact us!

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Previous Classes

The Adirondack Center for Writing has offered a long list of online writing classes with an amazing group of teachers, including the following: