Sunday Storytime at The Bookstore Plus

The Bookstore Plus 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY

Join us via Facebook Live! The Bookstore Plus will host a virtual storytime. We have missed all the children in our store and look forward to making new connections as safely as possible! All children (especially children at heart) are welcome! Our theme for February is Valentine’s Day! We will read Slug in Love by...

Author Signing (And Tasting!) With Kim Vespa

The Bookstore Plus 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY

Join us for a very special cookbook signing with Kim Vespa at The Bookstore Plus! Kim Vespa is a Lake Placid local! From 1980 to 1997 she cooked at the family restaurant, the Villa Vespa. In 1998 Kim opened Villa Vespa Pasta & Sauce Company which became a Lake Placid staple for 20 years! Now,...

Author Advice with Jamie Sheffield

Virtual NY

Adirondack Center for Writ8ing presents Jamie Sheffield, author of the Tyler Cunningham Adirondack mystery series and the recent children’s book, _Chili: The Grumpy Tortoise_. He’ll talk about his decision to self-publish and the success he’s found in selling books directly to his ever-growing fanbase. Learn more about him at


Free, Hands-On Zine-Making Workshops

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Center for Writing will partner with The Link Arts Center (Plattsburgh) to offer two free classes: one for kids (ages 8-12) and one for teens (ages 13-17). My First Fanzine 2/26 | 10 am – 12 pm | Ages 8 – 12 A fanzine (fan + zine) is a zine created to celebrate...


Poetry Meets Art

Hotel Saranac 100 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY

An Evening of Poetry Readings by Area Poets and an All New Art Exhibit by North Wind Artists, at the beautiful Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake. Following in the tradition of our past poetry and art events, NorthWind’s artists have been collaborating with poets jim bourey, Saikat Chakraborty, Sylvia Karman, Craig Milewski, Roger Mitchell, and...

17th Annual High School Writing Retreat

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

Three incredible poets, two unforgettable days at Paul Smith's College, and hundreds of inspired students! The Adirondack Center for Writing will present the 17th annual High School Writing Retreat at Paul Smith's College. Students will enjoy poetry performances and learn to supercharge their writing with workshop leaders and poetry rockstars Roya Marsh, Jive Poetic, and Karl Michael...

Wanakena: Setting as Gateway in the novel BROKEN

Otto's Abode 6 Hamele Street, Wanakena, NY

J.E. Irvin, a career educator and the award-winning author of five mystery novels, visits Wanakena at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022, for a book talk about her latest novel – BROKEN – which is set in the hamlet. Irvin will speak about her writing process as well as the local activities and events that...



Lake Flower Landing 421 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake

A new edition of Dana Fast’s war memoir, Good in the Midst of Evil (Clearfork Publishing) has been released. Originally published in 2011 as My Nine Lives: A Memoir, the suspenseful story tells how eleven-year-old Dana escaped the ghetto by assuming a false identity as a Catholic. Born in Warsaw in 1931 as Lilka Miron,...

Poetry Writing: Four Class Series

Whitcomb's, Essex 1598 NYS Route 22, Essex

Hands On at Whitcomb's in Whallonsburg / Summer 2022 7:00 - 8:30 pm Four class series, Tuesdays July 5, 12, 19, and 26 Whether you are a seasoned veteran or someone brand-new to poetry, award-winning poet Christopher Locke will help take your work to the next level. Small, personalized classes meet once a week at...


Adirondack authors book signing

Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay

More than 20 authors will be on hand to sign their books and engage with visitors. We'll have books for young and old, fiction, non-fiction, local history, humor and more. Come check it all out.


Writing Your Life: Introduction to Personal Memoir

Whitcomb's, Essex 1598 NYS Route 22, Essex

Hands On at Whitcomb's Four-class series: Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm, August 2, 9, 16, and 23. 7:00 - 8:30 pm Find the best path to writing impactful memoirs and personal essays with award-winning memoirist Christopher Locke. Small, individualized classes meet once a week at Whitcomb’s, one of the most exciting new arts spaces to recently open...



Storytelling / Open Mic

Whitcomb's, Essex 1598 NYS Route 22, Essex

Storytelling Open Mic at Whitcomb’s 2nd Wednesday of every month, 7-9:00pm Sign Up list opens at 6:45 (if you want to tell a story). $5 suggested donation. Hosted by storytellers Teddi Rogers, Mac MacDevitt, and Chris Locke. The Storytelling Open Mic invites community members and visitors from all walks of life, backgrounds and orientations to...