Start The New Year Off Write!

FULTON, NY – The beginning of a new year is a great time to begin a new hobby or spend more time doing something you love.

The CNY Arts Center has two programs for people who love to write or would like to explore being a writer.

Introduction To Poetry, with instructor Jim Farfaglia, takes a relaxed look at the world of poetry. What makes a poem a poem? Why do some poems rhyme, but not others? Why does poetry sometimes seem hard to understand or even standoffish?

This class introduces students to the world of poetry in a fun, relaxed fashion.

Time in each class will be spent exploring different types of poetry and writing our own poetry.

No previous writing experience is necessary.

This six-week class will run Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m. beginning January 10 and ending February 14.

My New Year’s Resolution: Write, led by instructor Brittney Jerred, will start your New Year off right with a commitment to your writing projects.

Participants can use this full-day workshop to learn the value of timed writing, ways to develop good habits, and how to share with a listening audience.

Story starters which focus on true life will be provided.

The last part of the workshop will be dedicated to developing individual projects and goal setting.

No previous writing experience necessary.

Participants should bring a bagged lunch.

The class will be held January 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with a half-hour for lunch.

Both classes will be held at the CNY Arts Center, located at 357 State St.

For class fees and other information, or to register, please call the CNY offices at 315-592-3373 or visit