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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.

Adirondack Center for Writing and Mountain Lake PBS are teaming up to ensure North Country voices are represented in American Portrait, a national storytelling project by PBS.

For the month of February, the weekly writing prompts and responses will be shared on the ACW website and sent to PBS’s American Portrait. ACW + MLPBS may also reach out to feature your written response in local television programming. We encourage you to explore pbs.org/americanportrait and help spread the word.

This week’s writing prompt:

I took a risk when __ ⚠️

  • Scroll down to submit your creative writing response to the prompt.

Send in your creative writing response to this prompt.

Send in your response (any genre) by end of day on Sunday, February 28 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.


Let’s look forward to the future together

Help ACW continue to support you through the coming months. The future might feel overwhelming, but ACW is committed to infusing joy into your life with upcoming programming! With your continued support, ACW can offer new online classes every month, story nights, a discussion series, writing workshops for teens, and more for all ages.

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