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POEMVILLAGE. Open mic night, poetry performances, pub crawls & more! All events are free and open to the public.


PoemVillage Begins. April 2. Poems posted in downtown windows in Saranac Lake.

Pocket Poetry. April 14. Hunt for poems across town! All poems are printed on postcards and scattered across the village. Will you find a poem under your coffee cup? Maybe in a book at the library? Or at your favorite trailhead? Who knows! If you want a stack of poems to hide, let us know and you can be a pocket poetry elf.

Mountain Open Mic Night. April 19 at 7pm at Dewey Mountain Lodge. Share your own writing and listen to your neighbors, friends, and locals share theirs. Hosted by Baylee Annis. $5 suggested donation. Each person who signs up has a 7 minute spot to share their own stories, songs, poems, or other writing. Open to all, including young adults and students. If anyone is too nervous to share, our host will volunteer to read for them. To sign up ahead of time, email info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org with the subject “Mountain Open Mic”.

Mountain Open Mic Night social

Performance Poets. April 25 at 7pm in the Pine Room at Paul Smith’s College and April 26 at 7pm in S-19 at North Country Community College.

Presented by Adirondack Center for Writing & Planned Parenthood of North Country NY. Larger than life performance poets Mahogany L. Browne, Carlos Andrés Goméz, Jon Sands, and Sofía Snow will perform their work, and engage in discussion with audience members. Free and open to the public in support of national poetry and sexual assault awareness month. Optional writing workshop with poets to follow performance. With special thanks to: North Country Community College Student Government Association (SGA), Paul Smith’s College, Planned Parenthood Sexual Assault Services.

Listen Festival social

PoemVillage Pub Crawl. April 28, starts at 7pm, Bitters & Bones. Enjoy poet inspired specialty drinks with friends and read poems along the way! Open to all, ages 21+.

PoemVillage Pub Crawl (1)