Jon Sands

The Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Community College are bringing three incredible performance poets to Saranac Lake on April 23th.

Adam Falkner, Jon Sands and Samantha Thornhill, the trio that makes up the famous “Poets in Unexpected Places” troupe, all three astounding talents will be on stage at the Pendragon Theatre at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Adam Falkner is an award-winning New York City-based poet, performer, essayist and fulltime pubic high school teacher. He is a seasoned veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene with substantial formal training in voice, piano and performance art. Jon Sands’ first full collection of poems, The New Clean, was released in 2011 from Write Bloody Publishing. He is Director of Poetry Education at the Positive Health Project (a syringe exchange center in Midtown Manhattan), an adjunct with the City University of New York, as well as a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC. He reads and facilitates workshops extensively, both nationally and internationally. Samantha Thornhill is an international poet. She travels the globe performing her poetry to audiences of all stripes and walks of life, regularly performing at universities, schools, and festival stages from Budapest to Brooklyn.

Expect to love each and everyone one of these three poets. Expect an evening that you will not forget. Expect to suddenly realize that you love poetry. Expect poets in unexpected places.

This event is free and open to the public. This event is funded by NCCC student activity fees and by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Adirondack Center for Writing is an independent non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting literature and providing educational opportunities and support to both aspiring and established writers in the Adirondack region. ACW provides workshops, conferences, and readings throughout the year in locations all around the Adirondack Park. ACW is based at Paul Smith’s College and is supported by a strong membership and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.