High School Writing Retreat

Three incredible poets, two unforgettable days at Paul Smith’s College, and hundreds of inspired students

  • Thursday – Friday, Nov 2 + 3, 9 AM to 3 PM each day
  • In-person at Paul Smith’s College (7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970)
  • FREE (Students must bring their own lunch)

November 2 + 3  (Thursday and Friday) the Adirondack Center for Writing will present the 18th annual High School Writing Retreat at Paul Smith’s College. Students will enjoy poetry performances and learn to supercharge their writing with workshop leaders and poetry rockstars Roya Marsh, José Olivarez, Jon Sands,

Register for two days of writing workshops, epic performances, meeting new friends and fellow writers, and a meet & greet with poets. A perfect opportunity to include on college applications. Open to any high school students and classes, including homeschool students. No experience necessary, and no fee to attend.

Since 2005, the Adirondack Center for Writing has hosted its annual High School Writing Retreat, and each year brings in more talented local teen writers. Thanks to Stewarts Shops, Cloudsplitter Foundation, Charles R Wood Foundation, and the Saranac Lake Public School Education Fund for supporting the 2023 High School Writing Retreat!