Upcoming Events


An Evening with Julia Alvarez

March 23 at 7:00pm in the Pine Room at Paul Smith’s College

Celebrated author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their AccentsIn the Time of ButterfliesOnce Upon a QuinceaneraA Wedding in Haiti, and many more will be spending an evening at our partner location at Paul Smith’s College. Experienced in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature, Julia Alvarez is a talented writer with a unique voice and experience. This event is open to the public.

For more about Julia Alvarez’s work, visit her website.

Julia Alvarez


PoemVillage Submissions 

January 30-March 13, 2017

Submit up to three original poems for our second annual PoemVillage event, taking place in downtown Saranac Lake for the entire month of April.

Submit your poems here!


Howl Story Slams

  • February 23 at 6:00pm in Saranac Lake at Bitters & Bones
  • February 24 at 6:00pm in Canton at the Rushton Room, Best Western Hotel
  • March 30 at 6:00pm in Potsdam at McDuff’s Pub
  • March 31 at 8:00pm in Lake Placid at Lisa G’s
  • April 7 at 7:00pm in Glens Falls at Davidson Brothers Brewing Company
  • April 8 at 6:00pm in Plattsburgh at Olive Ridley’s
Imagine yourself with a beverage of choice sitting around a campfire or on a neighbor’s porch sharing a funny or poignant story with friends. That’s what The Howl is all about — intimate story sharing. Come to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!  The Howl StorySLAM is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, “The First Time I Ever…”

For more info about the Howl Story Slams, click here.

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Local Events Calendar

What’s happening in your neck of the woods? All things remotely literary are included on our local events calendar. Have an event coming up that should be on the calendar? Share it with us! Contact us via email to info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org.