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Writing Workshops and Readings The Adirondack Center for Writing hosts a series of workshops designed to provide writers with creative and technical skills and professional knowledge of publishing and marketing issues. ACW also holds readings to inspire writers and create opportunities for regional writers to meet. In addition, Paul Smith's College helps us sponsor an annual reading/lecture featuring nationally acclaimed authors, some of which include Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Alistair MacLeod, Russell Banks, Mark Kurlanski, Chase Twichell, Bill McKibben, Sue Halpern, Bernd Heinrich, William Kennedy, Andrea Barrett, Rick Moody, and Steven Millhauser.  We also feature performance poetry nights with some of the best spoken-word poets in the country. Check our events page to see when our next workshop or event will be!

Upcoming ACW Readings


Library Reading Series



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The Adirondack Center for Writing is teaming up with libraries from all over the Adirondack region to present local author readings. Featured local authors include Neal Burdick, Rich Frost, Amy Godine, Sabrina Jones, Aline Newman, Tony Holtzman, and Ed Kanze. 

Readings will take place throughout the summer and will be at the following libraries: Easton Library, Schroon Lake Library, Hillview Free Library, Saranac Lake Free Library, Lyon Falls Library, and Woodgate Free Library. 

The Library Reading Series is made possible from a generous grant from the Lake Placid Education Foundation.