Adirondack A&E e-News # 295

The Whallonsburg Grange Presents

The Adirondack Center for Writing Presents

2023 High School Writing Retreat

Thursday, November 2, 9 -3, Friday, November 3, 9 – 3

Register your school group for our free, two-day writing workshop for students in grades 9 – 12. Students from all over the North Country will study creative writing, performance, and collaboration with three renowned performance poets visiting from New York City.

This year’s instructors are poets Roya Marsh, José Olivarez, and Jon Sands. The High School Writing Retreat is open to any student in grade 9 or above, including public, private, and homeschool students. There is no cost to attend.

The retreat will be held at Paul Smith’s College, 7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths.

Students will enjoy poetry performances and learn to supercharge their writing with workshops, activities, and readings. They’ll also meet over one hundred other North Country students interested in writing, allowing them to grow their literary community and find inspiration in peers.

Teachers can register a group of students through the form on ACW’s website, and parents of homeschool students can register as well.

More details and register HERE.

Paul Smith’s College, 7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths

Poetry with Purpose

Moon’s Seasonings: The Moon, the owl, and the night hunters, featuring Becky Harblin

Poetry Event in Potsdam

Tuesday, October 24, 6 pm

Join SLC Arts at the Potsdam Public Library on Tuesday, October 24th at 6pm for Poetry with Purpose, “Moon’s Seasonings: The Moon, the owl, and the night hunters,” featuring Becky Harblin.

Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park Street, Potsdam

Virtual Author Series

The Whiskey Rebellion: A Distilled History of an American Crisis by Brady J. Crytzer

Sunday, October 22, 2 pm

In The Whiskey Rebellion: A Distilled History of an American Crisis, historian Brady J. Crytzer takes the reader on a journey through Western Pennsylvania following the routes of both the rebels and the United States Army to place this important event into context for the reader. Complete with images and maps, the author illuminates what visitors can still see from the period while providing a cogent and engrossing account of how this crisis unfolded and how it was resolved.

Brady J. Crytzer teaches history at Robert Morris University. He is the recipient of the Donald S. Kelly and Donna J. McKee Awards for outstanding scholarship in the discipline of history. A specialist in imperialism in North America, he is the author of a number of books, including Fort Pitt: A Frontier Histor_y, _Guyasuta and the Fall of Indian America, and War in the Peaceable Kingdom: The Kittanning Raid of 1756.

Online pre-registration is required. Register by 5 pm this Friday, October 20.

Register HERE.

The Woman in Black

Thursday, October 26, 7 – 9 pm
Friday, October 27, 7 – 9 pm
Saturday, October 28, 7 – 9 pm
Sunday, October 29, 7 – 9 pm

Upper Jay Art Center is thrilled to present The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt based on the novel by Susan Hill.
Directed by Gabrielle Schutz. Performed by Dylan Duffy and Bob Andrews. Scenic Design by Andrew Murdock

About the Play: A lawyer, obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the specter of a Woman in Black, engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. Tickets $20

Seating is limited, please purchase ahead or RSVP to

Details and purchase tickets HERE.

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

Heron Marsh Gallery Spotlight

Plein Air Paintings by Nancy Brossard

October 21, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Plein Air Painting Demonstration, Saturday October 21, 1 am – 1 pm

Local artist Nancy Brossard is known for her Adirondack inspired paintings. A member of the Adirondack Artist Guild, her plein air work is familiar throughout the region. She prefers to use oil on canvas to capture the gorgeous landscapes she immerses herself in, which commonly include dynamic water scenes, bringing her images to life.

Join us to unveil her exhibit and see her work unfold with a live demonstration!

Paul Smith’s VIC, 8023 NY-30, Paul Smiths

Lake Placid Film Festival Full Schedule Available!

October 26 – 29
All of us at Adirondack Film are excited to announce the full schedule for the 2023 Lake Placid Film Festival!

From riveting feature films, to a incredible showing of short films in our Your Shorts Are Showing Program, to informative panels and engaging parties, there are infinite ways to make your festival experience unique to you.

Whether you are a film enthusiast, first time filmmaker, a seasoned pro, or anywhere in between, there is plenty for you at this year’s Festival.

View the full schedule and purchase tickets HERE.

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