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Downtown Writer's Center

YMCA Arts Branch
340 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-474-6851
Fax: 315-474-6857
pmemmer@syracuseymca.org
Website: www.syracuse.ymca.org/dwc.html
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Downtown Writer's Center Coming Events

DeLana Dameron, poet

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

DéLana R.A. Dameron's second collection of poems Weary Kingdom (2017) is part of the University of South Carolina Palmetto Poetry Series. Dameron's debut collection How God Ends Us (2009) was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. She has conducted readings, workshops, and lectures all across the United States, Central America, and Europe. Dameron holds a MFA in Poetry from New York University where she was a Goldwater Hospital Writer's workshop fellow. Her work has been published in such places as the Los Angeles Review of Books, ARTS.BLACK, The Rumpus, and Epiphany Magazine, among others.


Stone Canoe #12 Release Party

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Join us to celebrate the release of the latest issue of Stone Canoe, the only literary journal focused on the work of authors and artists from Upstate New York. We'll have refreshments and enjoy readings by contributors to the issue, and we'll announce and award the journal's 2017 prizes in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art.


Poets Matthew Thorburn and Elaine Sexton

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Matthew Thorburn's latest book is Dear Almost: A Poem (LSU Press). He is also the author of five previous books and chapbooks of poems, including A Green River in Spring, This Time Tomorrow, and Subject to Change. His work has been honored with fellowships from the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Library of Congress, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Elaine Sexton's books include Sleuth, Causeway, and Prospect/Refuge. Her poems, art and book reviews, and works in visual art have appeared in journals, anthologies, textbooks, and websites including American Poetry Review, Art in America, Poetry, O! the Oprah Magazine, and Poetry Daily. An avid book maker and micro-publisher, she teaches text and image and poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and at various writing centers in the U.S. and abroad. Formerly a senior editor at ARTnews, she serves as the visual arts editor for Tupelo Quarterly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.


Poet Jan Beatty

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Jan Beatty's fifth book, Jackknife: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2017 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her last book, The Switching/Yard was named by Library Journal one of "30 New Books That Will Help You Rediscover Poetry." The Huffington Post named Beatty one of ten women writers for "required reading." Her other books include Red Sugar, Boneshaker, and Mad River, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, all published by University of Pittsburgh Press. She directs the creative writing program at Carlow University, where she runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and is Interim Director of the MFA program.


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