Free Writing Events

Got prompts? We do, every month, at two separate FREE writing events in the Syracuse area. If you don’t know what a writing prompt is, scroll down for an explanation of the term and a description of the monthly events.

Downtown/Southwest Side
Salt City Coffee
509 West Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY
Monday, June 18 at 5:00 pm
Monday, July 23 at 5:00 pm

East Side
Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville
5110 Jamesville Road
DeWitt, NY
Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 pm

What is a writing prompt?

A word, a phrase, an idea can spark a story, an essay, a poem, a memoir. That’s what a writing prompt is, and we’ve got an evening’s worth. Armed with your preferred writing tools (laptop, pen and paper, etc.), spend an hour doing prompt-based writing. At the end, sign up to read what you’ve crafted, or take it home and expand on your work.

Maybe you’re a seasoned writer, maybe you dabble, or maybe you’ve always wanted to write but have never gotten up the courage to do it. The above venues regularly host free nights of writing prompts and readings, allowing you to refine your writing skills or simply begin to write.

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