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 Sofía Snow will perform their work on December 1 at 7pm at Dewey Mountain Lodge. Their work is electrifying, soul-feeding, and beautiful. Don’t miss out on an incredible live performance which is free and open to the public. Following the performance will be a Q&A and discussion with audience members.

On December 2 from 1pm-4pm at Heaven Hill Farm, Adam Falkner and Sofía Snow will lead a workshop about recognizing your identity, looking critically at diversity, communicating difference, and understanding belonging within our community. Issues affecting your community are often hard to discuss, and even harder to change. Let this workshop be the first step towards becoming a more involved citizen. This event is free and open to the public.  To sign up ahead of time for the Identity & Belonging Community Workshop, send us an email at or give us a call at 518-354-1261. This event will be offered during the Adirondack Diversity Symposium. If you are interested in being part of the entire daylong symposium, you can visit

Sofía Snow is a Boston-raised spoken word artist, educator, and community organizer.  Her work has been featured in a range of literary publications, as well as in The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Generation Progress, and elsewhere. Prior to her arrival in New York, Sofía was the Outreach Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin’s pioneering First Wave program, the world’s first and only full-tuition scholarship program for hip hop and urban arts. Sofia oversees all of Urban Word NYC’s day-to-day operations, including key program development, staffing, and organizational growth & strategy.

Adam Falkner is a writer, educator and consultant.  His work has appeared in a range of literary and academic journals, and has also been featured on HBO, NBC, NPR, TED, in the New York Times, and elsewhere. A former high school English teacher in New York City’s public schools, Adam is the Founder and Executive Director of the pioneering diversity consulting initiative, the Dialogue Arts Project, and an Arthur Zankel Fellow and PhD candidate in the English Education program at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Adam helps manage all of Urban Word NYC’s day-to-day operations, and supports Deputy Director’s vision for organizational growth & strategy.

This Adirondack Center for Writing event is sponsored by the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, Humanities New York, National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, and New York State Council on the Arts.

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