YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

Syracuse, New York, United States

Year Round


TUITION / COST:$55-$125 for most workshops, $2400 for two-year DWC PRO program
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Phil Memmer, Executive Director
PHONE: 315-474-6851 x328
EMAIL: pmemmer@syracuseymca.org
WEBSITE: http://www.syracuse.ymca.org/dwc.html

The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center is the Central New York region's only community center for the literary arts, featuring a wide variety of workshops, readings and other events throughout the year.

Please visit the website for complete information on the extensive selection of programs offered at the DWC.


Featured Writers Include:

Poetry: Philip Memmer, Georgia Popoff, Santee Frazier, Yvonne Murphy

Fiction: Jennifer Pashley, Megan Davidson, Chris DelGuercio, Sarah Freligh

Creative Non-Fiction: Sarah Freligh, Rebecca Sernett, Megan Davidson, KC Wolfe


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting


340 Montgomery St.
New York, United States

The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center

The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center is the Central New York State region's home for the literary arts. Program offerings include:

* Readings by 20-25 visiting poets and writers each year.

* An extensive series of workshops in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and dramatic writing.

* The CNY Book Awards, recognizing the best books written by CNY authors each year.

* August Occasion, our annual summer weekend writers retreat.

* DWC PRO, our two-year creative writing certificate program for advanced writers.