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The incredible and talented ACW family is stepping up and sharing their expertise with you! Creativity is the key to making it though tough times. This time is not lost, but instead a chance to dive into your imagination. Prompts have been provided by Julia Alvarez, Mahogany L. Browne, Joseph Bruchac, Betsy Folwell, Sue Halpern, Bill McKibben, Jon Sands, Steve Stern, Chase Twichell, Lauren Whitehead & more.

This week’s writing prompt:

Epistolary is a form as old as writing itself. From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” to recent classics like Between the World and Me and On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeousthe letter has given shape to some of the most moving works of literature we have. Writing to just one person creates intimacy on the page, and intimacy can be powerful, universal. Write a story or essay in the form of a letter, or try fixing a piece you’re stuck on by revising it into a letter. Who are you writing to? What do you most want them to know? 

Submit your response by Sunday, Jan 23, 2022. All creative writing responses will be shared on @adkctr4writing and adirondackcenterforwriting.org.

Note: You are expected to edit your own submission before sending it.

Send in your creative writing response to this prompt.

Send in your response (any genre) by end of day each Sunday to be shared on this website + on @adkctr4writing. You are expected to edit your own submission before sending. Please add paragraph spaces between sections. All submissions will be posted left justified.


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