Adirondack A&E e-News # 214

A Writing Workshop for Everyone at ACW

Wednesday, April 19, at 7 pm

To celebrate April as National Poetry Month, ACW will offer a free, drop-in writing workshop for attendees of any experience level (age 16+). The theme for the workshop is Blackout Poetry.

In this workshop, participants will learn about and try their hand at blackout poetry (also known as erasure). Blackout poems are culled from source texts that are (in many cases) not inherently poetic. Source texts could include scientific textbooks, political speeches, celebrity interviews, or national park brochures. The writer then erases or crosses out the majority of the words (redacting), with the remaining words creating the poem. Publication of erasure poetry will also be covered. All supplies provided. No writing experience required. This workshop will get participants creating no matter their genre, age, or experience level.

Led by ACW’s Visiting Writer Erin Dorney.

Read more HERE.

The Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

The Psychology of Bird Identification

with Ornithologist and Author David Sibley

Friday, April 14,⋅7 – 8 pm

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh presents ornithologist and author David Sibley speaking on “The Psychology of Bird Identification.” Sibley’s book, The Sibley Guide to Birds became the fastest-selling bird book in history, earning Sibley the moniker “the Beatle of birding” among the press.

In this lecture, illustrated with photos, drawings, and a few tests, Sibley will discuss how we perceive the world around us and how our brains both help and hinder our efforts at bird identification.

A reception with a book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Yokum Hall 200, 2 Draper Ave, Plattsburgh

If These Streets Could Talk: Local Recreation & Exploration

April 19, 7 – 8:30 pm, in the the Queensbury Room, Queensbury High School

Panelists: Ray O’Conor, Christine Merrill, Steve Lovering, and Steve Fairchild

This panel will highlight the many opportunities in our local region for outdoor recreation. From cycling to mountain climbing, there are parks, trails, and pathways across the region that can be used free of charge. Panelists will discuss the impact of these opportunities on health, happiness, and building community.

This program is free but requires a reservation, please call (518)793-2826 to reserve your spot.

Queensbury High School, 429 Aviation Road, Queensbury High School

Family Engagement Workshop: Puppetry

Thursday, April 20, 3:30-5:30 pm
For families with children ages 6-12, FREE

Come join us for an afternoon of exploring native insects and making your very own flying insect puppets to take home! This special workshop will offer families a chance to create and play together. Teaching artists will lead children and guardians through building their own butterfly puppets, learning about native insects, AND offer a sneak peek at the large-scale puppets used in the upcoming production of The Monarch Report. (Note: While the production itself is not intended for young audiences, we’re excited to extend the craft, joy, and knowledge of puppetry and native insects to families with young children through this workshop!)

Please RSVP HERE with the number of family members attending, and don’t hesitate to reach out to with any questions.

This workshop is made possible in part by Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Grant. You can learn more at www.stewartsshopscom/community-giving.

Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 9N (North), Upper Jay

Spring 2023 BFA Senior Exhibition

Sunday, April 16. Presentations at 3pm, reception to follow

Burke Gallery, 2nd Floor Myers Building

Murder Mystery Dinner – The Y-Files: Where Have All the Cows Gone?

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 5- 9 pm

Join us and the ACME Mystery Company for a night of fun, food, and suspense. ACME provides interactive comedies in a murder mystery format, usually as a dinner theatre.

A buffet-style dinner will be served as the actors of ACME puts on a show that each guest will try to solve by the end.

Tickets are $50 for an individual or 2 for $90. A cash bar will be available for drinks.

The Y-Files
Sheriff Shelly Moganagle is calling an emergency town meeting for you and everybody else in Pine Bluffs to try and figure out where in the heck all these cows are disappearing to. Roland McBurger’s new hamburger joint? Cattle rustlers? Down at the Crazy Kegger folks are saying it’s alien cow abduction! The Sheriff is taking no chances and has called in the FBI. Be there when Special Agents Molding and Sulky arrive. They’ll need all the help they can get.

Order tickets HERE.

The View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

Similar Posts