Adirondack Center for Writing

Adirondack Center for Writing

Saranac Lake, NY – Fight the brain freeze of these bitter winters, take a writing class with Adirondack Center for Writing’s talented teachers! Both classes start on February 4, ending on March 10. Each course is entirely online, and is open to writers just picking up the pen or those who have been doing it for ages. ACW members receive 25% discount on registration fee. Register yourself or a loved one by Feb 1 at

Seeding Your Sequoias: Writing Tiny but Mighty Prose with Julia Shipley
In this five-week course, we’ll study examples by brief-prose practitioners—paying attention to how structure, imagery, rhythm, voice and narrative energy combine to create exciting work. Using “real world” assignments, (drawing on submission guidelines from venues that showcase short writing, including nature flashes) our class can serve as an opportunity to take material that may be stashed away in your mind/journal and develop it. Entirely online, at your own pace.

About Julia Shipley. Julia Shipley is a poet, author and journalist based in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Her work has been featured in Vermont Life, Orion Magazine, and Yankee Magazine, where she’s a contributing editor. She writes the tiny but mighty calendar essays for The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Her website is

Crafting Full Characters with AC Gaughen
Characters are the unforgettable heart of a story. From the protagonists that leap off the page, the supporting cast that steal the show, and the antagonists who cause your main character to question everything, complexity makes characters memorable. This five week course will break down what it means to be a full and interesting personality, how you can help characters leap off the page without over-explaining, and compare and contrast fascinating literary figures.

About AC Gaughen. A.C. Gaughen is also the author of Scarlet, Lady Thief, and Lion Heart. She serves on the board of directors for the non-profit Boston GLOW to make sure young women have the support they need to become powerful leaders in their communities. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. Visit her online at and @acgaughen.