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340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone Number: 315.474.6851, ext.328
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The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center is the CNY region's only community center for the literary arts, and hosts a wide variety of programs and events for wordsmiths and bookworms; creative writing workshops, readings by established and emerging poets and writers, and much more.
Each year, we offer over 70 workshops and courses for writers of all experience levels: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, screenwriting, songwriting, and more.
The Young Authors Academy is the Downtown Writers Center's teen writing program, and as a member, you'll work with the same terrific writers who teach in the regular DWC workshops.
Each November, the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center recognizes the best books published by CNY authors through the CNY Book Awards. Awards are currently presented in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center publishes the award-winning literary journal Stone Canoe. For over 12 years, Stone Canoe has focused on making the work of Upstate NY writers and artists available to a national audience. Originally published by Syracuse University, the journal now calls the DWC home.