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Friday Night Writes + Craigardan

April 7 @ 3:00 pm 7:00 pm

Friday Night Writes + What Craigardan Can Offer ADK Writers with Michele Drozd
Date/Time: Fri, April 7, 2023  | 3-7 PM (Talk at 6 PM)
Location: ACW (15 Broadway St., Saranac Lake NY)
Donation: Free (donations encouraged)

Join us for a happy hour of writing at ACW. FNW is a casual, drop-in writing session for writers of all genres and experience levels. It’s a chance to use our comfy space and helpful writing resources, so that you can get some writing done before the weekend starts. Plus, you’ll meet other writers and build your community.

Friday Night Writes also features a 30-minute guest writer talk and up to 30-minute q&a, from 6 – 7PM. April’s guest talk will be with Michele Drozd of Craigardan (Elizabethtown, NY)

What Craigardan Can Offer ADK Writers with Michele Drozd

In this talk, Craigardan’s executive director, Michele Drozd, will talk about the various ways in which writers in the Adirondacks can engage with Craigardan’s literary offerings. Between producing a magazine, hosting a reading series, offering residencies to writers, and scheduling book workshops, Carigardan provides a breadth of bookish programming . Learn more about what this North Country arts organization is, does, and values, while also getting some tips about how your development as a writer might benefit from engaging with Craigardan. 

More about Craigardan:

Craigardan is a nonprofit arts organization and educational working farm that leverages collective creativity for social good. We bring people together for place-based and interdisciplinary learning, providing creative residencies, courses, and events that span diverse artistic and knowledge disciplines in order to foster curiosity, inquiry, and collaboration. 

More about executive director of Craigardan, Michele Drozd: 

Michele received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and worked under various artists including Petras Vaskys and Laszlo Fekete studying design, mold making, and sculpture. She spent six years producing sculptural and architectural tile with tile-maker Marie Baron in Philadelphia, PA and Albuquerque, NM before traveling the world and finding her home in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Michele became intensely interested in entrepreneurialism, the revitalization of small rural towns, food and agriculture, art, education and historic preservation – and the connections between them. Three businesses and three nonprofits later, she is thrilled to now serve as executive director of such an important and timely organization.  Michele is the co-founder of Craigardan.

Adirondack Center For Writing


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