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2023 High School Writing Retreat
November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
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. Schools and/or parents are responsible for driving students to Paul Smiths each day, as ACW does not provide transportation. Students are expected to bring their own lunch or else bring funds to purchase lunch from the Paul Smith’s cafeteria.
Thank you to the sponsors who make this program happen every fall: Cloudsplitter Foundation, Charles R Wood Foundation, Stewarts Inc, and the Saranac Lake Public School Education Fund