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Writing center gets new digs at Paul Smith's VIC

The Adirondack Center for Writing is getting some fresh digs at the newly-reopened Paul Smiths Visitors Interpretive Center.

The writing center was founded in 2000 and offers services and support for writers across the Adirondack Park. The organization is moving out of office space in the Phelps Administration Building on the campus of Paul Smith's College and into the VIC building formerly owned by the state Adirondack Park Agency.

The college took ownership of the building earlier this year.

Nathalie Thill is executive director of the Adirondack Center for Writing. She says the move will be "transformative" for the organization.

"Finally, we will actually be a center with a visible and accessible presence in the community," Thill said, noting that the group will continue hosting programs throughout the Adirondack region.

Thill notes that VIC space provides room for performances and meetings. She also hopes the writing center's presence on the grounds of the VIC will foster a closer connection between writing and reading and nature.

"The fact is, Adirondack writing has a long and deeply respected tradition, and it is so wonderful that literature finally has a home as beautiful and appropriate as this space," Thill said.

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