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.


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Get in touch with us!

340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


For Workshops:

Tim Carter
Arts Branch Program Director
(315) 474.6851, ext. 380


For Young Authors Academy & Numberless Dreams:

Georgia Popoff
Workshops Coordinator
(315) 474.6851, ext. 380


For other DWC programs and activities:

Phil Memmer
Executive Director
(315) 474.6851, ext.328


Programs of the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  


This project was made possible with funds from the County of Onondaga through the Marketing for Economic Development Program administered by CNY Arts.


This program is made possible by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from the City of Syracuse Arts & Culture Recovery Fund Program, a regrant program of the City of Syracuse administered by CNY Arts.