Classes Planned for All Types of Writers

FULTON, NY – The CNY Arts Center is proud to announce its next series of classes for writers.

Introduction to Writing is designed for beginners and will explore writing in all genres, including fiction, memoir and poetry.

Jim Farfaglia, the class instructor, will be offering a variety of exercises and activities to help those in attendance put pen to paper.

“Participants do not need to have had previous writing experience, just an interest in writing and a story to tell,” said Farfaglia.

The class will meet once a month for three Saturdays: April 6, May 4 and June 1 from 1 – 4 p.m.

A class entitled How to Improve Our Writing is for those who are looking to gain techniques on how to edit and revise their work.

“This workshop is for people who have already written a full-length work, such as a memoir, or a collection of short stories and want to ‘clean it up’ for publication,” said Farfaglia. “We’ll cover topics such as grammar, plot, character development and point of view.”

Participants should come to the class with the writing they have been working on.

The six-session class will be held the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 2 – 4 p.m.

The first class takes place on April 13 and the sessions runs until July 13 (no class May 25 or July 6).

Write Away! An Afternoon for Young Writers is a one-day program for children ages 8 through 15.

It is ideal for young people who like to make up stories or create “out-of-this-world” characters and are looking to learn new ways to spark creativity and sharpen writing skills.

The afternoon will offer lots of writing activities as well as time to share excerpts of writing with the other participants.

The class, led by instructors Karen Burke and Farfaglia, will be held April 20 from 1 – 4 p.m.

All classes will be held at CNY Arts Center, an arts organization located in the State Street Methodist Church at 347 State St.

There is a fee for the classes.

To find out more about them, or to register, visit the CNY Arts Center website at and click on “Writing Arts” or call the Center at 592-3373.