News and Upcoming Events From the Adirondack Center for Writing

Adirondack Center for Writing The Adirondack Center for Writing has had a VERY busy season. Check out these upcoming programs. This fall is PACKED with outstanding literary events, and taking place all over the region. Visit our website,, for even more listings.

October 14, 2007 – The Chronicle Book Fair
Annual book fair featuring regional authors, readings and panels. (Great opportunity for published authors to have a tabletop and sell their books!) ACW member, Kate Messner will be there signing her new book, Spitfire and ACW member, Ruth Lamb will also be there signing copies of, At the End of the Road: Reflections on Life in an Adirondack Valley At the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, NY. For more information, contact Cathy DeDe, Arts Editor, The Chronicle. Tel: (518) 792-1126.

October 19-21, 2007 – Facing Pages Literary Conference
Join the New York State Literary Community for a weekend retreat in Blue Mountain Lake.  Every year the New York State Council on the Arts and several New York State literary organizations join forces to present an outstanding conference geared towards literary presenters, presses, writers, and teachers. This year the conference is being held in our own back yard– Blue Mountain Lake! For a full conference brochure visit Registration deadline is October 5th. The conference is free for locals; the only costs are for meals and lodging if you need it, but you must register so we have an accurate headcount.

October 25, 2007 – NaNoWriMo in the Adirondacks
The Second Annual NaNoWriMo Kickoff Celebration is being held on Thursday, October 25, from 6-7 pm at the Town of Johnsburg Library on Main St. in North Creek. NaNoWriMo (pronounced Nan-Oh-Rye-Mo), is celebrated each year in the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges each participant to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It’s the fun, zany, and crazy literary sensation that’s sweeping the globe. Do you think you don’t have time? Then you’re the perfect candidate for NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo gathers adults, children, and teens in a supportive community to share the joys and agonies of the novel-writing process. Join us in North Creek as we kick-off our second November of non-stop novel writing, fellowship, and fun. Write-ins and read-ins will be scheduled during November at cafes, the town library, bookstores, and in area restaurants, wherever madly scribbling writers are tolerated. For more information, call Judith Harper at 518-251-3006 and visit the official NaNoWriMo website

November 3, 2007 – ACW’s Annual Publishing Conference
This year the conference will be held at Silver Bay, on Lake George just south of Ticonderoga. This popular day-long event features lectures, workshops, and manuscript critiques with editors and authors of both nonfiction and fiction. Visit out website,, for a complete schedule and presenter bios. Contact ACW to reserve your spot today.  Submission deadline for manuscript critiques is October 18th!

November 29, 2007 – Andrea Barrett
The Adirondack Center for Writing and Paul Smith’s College present, Andrea Barrett, author of several novels, including Ship Fever, which won the National Book Award and Servants of the Map, which was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize. Her newest book, The Air We Breathe, is set entirely in Saranac Lake.

For more information on the Center, go to their website or call 518-327-6278