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YMCA Arts Branch
340 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-474-6851
Fax: 315-474-6857
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Website: ycny.org/programs/arts/creative-writing
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Downtown Writer's Center Coming Events

Author Tina May Hall and Poet Adam Giannelli

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Tina May Hall's stories have appeared in The Collagist, 3rd bed, the minnesota review, Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, Water-Stone Review, Fairy Tale Review, and other journals. Her novella in prose poems, All the Day's Sad Stories, was published by Caketrain Press in the spring of 2009. Her debut novel, The Physics of Imaginary Objects, was the winner of the 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her latest novel, The Snow Collectors, will be published by Dzanc Books in February 2020. She teaches at Hamilton College.

Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and creative writing at Hamilton College.


Poets David Weiss and Charles Coté

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:00 PM


Price: Free


YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

David Weiss is the author of a novel, The Mensch, and four collections of poems, most recently Per Diem (Tiger Bark Press 2019) and Perfect Crime (Nine Mile Press, 2018). He co-edits Seneca Review, teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and lives on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

Charles Coté is a graduate of Syracuse University, and a clinical social worker in private practice in Rochester. He is the author of the chapbook Flying for the Window (Finishing Line Press, 2008) and his first full-length collection, I Play His Red Guitar (Tiger Bark Press, 2019). His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Big City Lit, Segue, Salamander, and The Cortland Review, among other journals, and his poem "Conversation" was selected as the Poem of the Month by Cosmographia Books. He teaches poetry at Writers & Books.


Cheryl Strayed

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:00 PM


Price: $30 regular, $25 members of YMCA, DWC, or Everson Museum


Hosmer Auditorium, Everson Museum
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Her books have been translated into 40 languages around the world. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl's mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby.

Strayed's essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, and elsewhere. Strayed was the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugars Radio, which originated with her popular "Dear Sugar" advice column on The Rumpus. Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

To reserve tickets, call 315-474-6851 x380. All seats are general admission. Tickets are nonrefundable.


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