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

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

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

Creative Aging Training for Teaching Artists in the North Country, Capital Region and Long Island

This training will be part of The New York State Creative Aging Initiative, an innovative partnership between the NYS Council on the Arts, NYS Office for the Aging, and Lifetime Arts. This 2020 pilot project will advance Creative Aging programming in three regions: the Capital Region, the North Country and Long Island. Through a series of live trainings, coaching and … Continue reading Creative Aging Training for Teaching Artists in the North Country, Capital Region and Long Island

Black Lawrence Press seeking unpublished novels for Big Moose Prize

Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Prizes will be awarded on publication.  The Big Moose Prize is … Continue reading Black Lawrence Press seeking unpublished novels for Big Moose Prize

New release from Ra Press, “Lives Lived, Lessons Learned”

LIVES LIVED, LESSONS LEARNED is a collection of essays from eight writers who have close links to the Adirondack Park. Through epiphany, history, memory and oftentimes humor, these skilled authors reveal to the reader their love for this place of forests and ponds, mountains and rivers, hardscrabble villages and tough country folk, ingredients all adding … Continue reading New release from Ra Press, “Lives Lived, Lessons Learned”

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”