Webbed by Ruth Ann Dandrea

Like a spider I knitlife—a new web.Easier, not intricate.A single triangleof shawl. It willwrap over shoulderscross my heartand tie itself togetherin the back. Woolenarmor against a coldworld. My own hug.Like a spider I wait.Winding a new waythrough solitary dayshoping the familiarweb: house, garden,granddaughter, keepsme fed. Bound tolife. Understandingsecurity’s only amyth people tellthemselves to easea fear—of … Continue reading Webbed by Ruth Ann Dandrea

All Those Legs by Leslie Sittner

I watch them in the morning when I wake. And nightly by the flame light of the woodstove. They‘re not even 24 inches up from my flattened body. They crawl along the rough-hewn boards covering the ceiling; they crawl over the cedar logs supporting those ceiling boards. They are delicate, elegant, fragile-looking; they are deceptively … Continue reading All Those Legs by Leslie Sittner

ADK Mountain Club seeks Director of Publications position

Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Position Announcement: Director of Publications The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is a diverse organization engaged in responsible outdoor recreation, education, stewardship, conservation, and advocacy. ADK’s Director of Publications is responsible for all aspects of ADK’s book, map, and calendar publishing program and is attentive to how these products function to advance … Continue reading ADK Mountain Club seeks Director of Publications position

Marketing for Introverts: Self-Promotion in the Face of Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Impostor Syndrome

Saturday, May 30th 2-4pm at City Well in Plattsburgh, NY $10 registration, $15 at door Publishing is an industry heavily populated by introverts—people who thrive on working in quiet isolation, only to then be asked to turn around and sell their work (and themselves) to the world as confidently as possible. This presentation and guided … Continue reading Marketing for Introverts: Self-Promotion in the Face of Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Impostor Syndrome

Local event alert! Winter Break Writing Camp

WINTER BREAK WRITING CAMP February 17th, 18th and 19th, 10:00 a.m – Noon Location: Saratoga Family Health NPs Palliative Care Center 254 Church Street (Lower Level), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866  Kids have a lot to say and process—and besides that they are creative! Writing Camp will provide kids with a relaxed, but lively atmosphere in which to … Continue reading Local event alert! Winter Break Writing Camp

Local event spotlight: Midwinter Retreat in Westport

Midwinter Retreat February 14-18, 2020 You deserve it. Get away. Spend time on yourself -- your writing, your art, your creativity. Find friends, fellow writers and artists, a new point of view in a relaxed, beautiful, and productive setting. We may start the day with gentle yoga, make art, be inspired with creative prompts, share … Continue reading Local event spotlight: Midwinter Retreat in Westport

Natalli Amato releases new poetry book, “On a Windless Night”

"On a Windless Night" takes us full-circle from childhood to lessons learned from older generations to first love and loss to adulthood to the beginning of a new cycle of life. All this told in simple terms set in a country setting that reflects the beauty of nature and the importance of connection. These poems … Continue reading Natalli Amato releases new poetry book, “On a Windless Night”