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:


Friday, March 27, 7:00 PM


John Vanderslice teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Arkansas, where he also serves as associate editor of Toad Suck Review magazine. His stories have appeared in Seattle Review, Sou’wester, Laurel Review, Exquisite Corpse, Crazyhorse, and more than sixty other publications. His new book of short stories Island Fog has been named by Library Journal as one of the Top 15 Indie Fiction titles of 2014.

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.