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:



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Poets MICHAEL JENNINGS and ALEX CIGALE

Friday, May 26, 7:00 PM

Michael Jennings's many collections of poems includes Crossings: A Record of Travel, which was awarded the 2016 CNY Book Award for Poetry. Alex Cigale is the translator of Russian Absurd, selected writings of Daniil Kharms.



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.