The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center

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. Our program offerings include:


Join us for our Spring 2019 Student and Member Open Mic! You bring a 2-3 minute piece of prose, or 1-2 short poems. We'll bring refreshments and door prizes!

Friday, June 8th, 7:00 PM

Programs of the Arts Branch of the YMCA are made possible, in part, by funding from the County of Onondaga, administered by CNY Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.