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The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center

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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Friday, January 23, 7:00 PM

Poet NICHOLAS SAMARAS




Nicholas Samaras won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for his first book, Hands of the Saddlemaker. His new book is American Psalm, World Psalm (2014, Ashland Poetry Press). Having grown up in nine countries and thirteen states, Samaras considers himself a writer of permanent exile, and writes from that perspective. Currently, he is working on a memoir of the first fourteen years of his life being lived underground.





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.