P.S. – Letters for Ceasefire

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Every Monday, 5 – 7 PM, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY Write postcards, letters, and/or poems to elected officials demanding an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza. We will provide mailing supplies, writing prompts, information about the war on Gaza, and resources for contacting local, state, and national representatives. Drop in and help us foster...

Free

Sketch it Out! A Writing (& Drawing) Workshop with Lauren McGovern

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Mix it up! Toss an illustration into your personal narrative. Bring a current writing project or develop a new one at this event. No drawing experience is necessary. How can a sketch or illustration enhance a written piece? Images can project humor, heartbreak, or other emotions in a way the written word may not. To...

Free

Howl Story Slam at Indian Lake Theater

Indian Lake Theater 6311 NY-30, Indian Lake, NY

The Howl Story Slam is a live storytelling competition. Anyone can sign up to tell a story the night of the event. The rules: true stories, no notes, under 5 minutes Theme: Risky Business No tickets needed. Admission is a suggested $10 donation at the door. Your donation supports Adirondack Center for Writing and North...

$10

P.S. – Letters for Ceasefire

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Every Monday, 5 – 7 PM, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY Write postcards, letters, and/or poems to elected officials demanding an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza. We will provide mailing supplies, writing prompts, information about the war on Gaza, and resources for contacting local, state, and national representatives. Drop in and help us foster...

Free

A Forever Wild Affair: a benefit for PSC students trip to Grand Tetons

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Enjoy short presentations of music, poetry, photography and more as Paul Smith’s College students and faculty raise money for their upcoming trip to Grand Teton National Park. Chemistry and photography professor Saikat Chakraborty will read and show images from his 2024 publication, “Adirondacks: A Forever Wild Affair?” which premiered in April at the Paul Smith’s...

Queer Nature: A Writing Workshop with Elliot Pecora

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

In this workshop–informed by Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (Autumn House, 2022)–students will interact hands-on with a variety of poems. This includes collaging, remixing, and creating black-out poetry while discussing the varied relationship between queerness and the natural world. In this collaborative space, we’ll include time to free-write and share out work, asking questions of...

$10

Every Queer Story Starts Somewhere: A Live Storytelling Workshop

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

The queer community is bursting with inspiring, harrowing, hilarious, and moving narratives. But, how do you turn an interesting anecdote into a compelling story with a great hook and a clear beginning, middle and end? Better yet: how do you perform it? In this workshop, attendees will learn how to craft compelling slam-style stories with...

$10

Pride Open Mic

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

The mic will be open to anyone who’d like to share up to 5 mins of writing or storytelling. Tell a story you crafted in one of our pride workshops (Queer Nature & Every Queer Story Starts Somewhere) or share a piece that hasn’t been workshopped at all. ACW’s Pride-themed programming is supported by the...

Free

Creating Fictional Worlds: A Three-day Creative Writing Workshop for Teen Writers (ages 13-18)

Adirondack Center for Writing 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

3-day workshop on July 8, 10, and 12 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 6-8 pm at ACW $75 – $150 Pay-what-you-can sliding scale Do you love reading about magical kingdoms, lands, or alternate worlds? Do you ever find yourself dreaming up or sketching out your own? Are you a teen writer inspired by fairytales, mythology, fantasy,...

$75 – $150

Howl Story Slam at the Waterhole

Waterhole Music Lounge 48 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY, United States

The Howl Story Slam is a live storytelling competition. Anyone can sign up to tell a story the night of the event. The rules: true stories, no notes, under 5 minutes Theme: Risky Business No tickets needed. Admission is a suggested $10 donation at the door. Your donation supports Adirondack Center for Writing and North...

$10