Announcing the selected writers for the 2021 Anne LaBastille Memorial Residency

ACW is thrilled to announce the 2021 selected residents for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency, taking place October 3 - 17 at the Lodge at Twitchell Lake. This year saw the largest number of submissions we've ever received. The selected writers were picked for their high quality of writing by a panel of judges. … Continue reading Announcing the selected writers for the 2021 Anne LaBastille Memorial Residency

Valentine Video Greetings from Little Theatre of Watertown

Have you been looking for that “just-right” sentiment, but don’t have the words? Finding that Hallmark cards all sound the same? No problem – love letters of great writers will do the trick. Let our Little Theatre of Watertown actors serenade that special someone for you with the eloquence of William Shakespeare, or as sliver-tongued … Continue reading Valentine Video Greetings from Little Theatre of Watertown

Announcing the selected writers for the 2020 Anne LaBastille Memorial Residency

ACW is thrilled to announce the 2020 selected residents for the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency, taking place over the first two weeks of October at the Lodge at Twitchell Lake. With a record-breaking number of applicants this year, the selected writers were picked for their high quality of writing by this year's panel of … Continue reading Announcing the selected writers for the 2020 Anne LaBastille Memorial Residency

New online class! Writing an Art-Inspired Poem

Experience the Joy of Ekphrastic Poetry! Thursday, August 27, 5:00-6:30pm Registration: $20 If you love words and art, the ancient form of "ekphrastic" (art-inspired) poetry is a rich field of inspiration and collaboration for telling our stories and describing our experiences through poems. As a poet, visual artist and founder of The Poartry Project, instructor … Continue reading New online class! Writing an Art-Inspired Poem

Poetry: The Power To Inspire And Change by Maria Foster

While not all people find poetry to be something they’re intimately familiar with, it’s actually something we all love deep inside; we just aren’t aware of it. Unfortunately, as we grow older and grow up, for most people this love fades. Remember how you listened to more new music when you were a teenager, but … Continue reading Poetry: The Power To Inspire And Change by Maria Foster

Daily Haiku by Leslie Sittner

woodlands waking upspring appears with bits of greentree buds in first blush Full Worm Moon in Marchrobins and crows dig for treatsdivots show success trail mud sucks boots inlittle white dog in knee-deepmud season just sucks doves share a taught wirewaiting to make ground landingbeneath bird feeders midnight dog walk dankrain-fog-clouds obscure viewingApril’s Full Pink … Continue reading Daily Haiku by Leslie Sittner

Directional by Ruth Ann Dandrea

My front door opens to the east.My back door opens to the north.Patio doors open south. Onlywindows look west. This morning’ssun rises bright in the eastern sky,but dark clouds come from the westto eat it up. Another train moansa low whistle along its southerntrack, saying, “Somebody’s goingsomewhere.” But it isn’t me. I wait.Sitting in the … Continue reading Directional by Ruth Ann Dandrea