Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch


Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch
95 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891

Monday-Friday: 5:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

*Aquatic areas close 1/2 hour before the facility 

The Ocean Community YMCA is closed on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas.

CHILD WATCH:  Temporarily Closed

CANTEEN: Temporarily Closed

What does the YMCA do during a winter storm?  Weather Policies for the all 3 branches: Inclement Weather Closing & Cancellation Procedure 

Interested in volunteering at the Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch?
Email Stacey Pride, Membership Coordinator




Wednesdays, 6-9pm 1.27, 2.3, 2.10, 2.17, 2.24, 3.3

FEE:  Members ($96)    Non-Members ($126)  REGISTER HERE

Join us for a fun, inspirational, 6-week online workshop on the art and craft of writing personal narrative/essay/memoir, for all levels of writers. The course focuses on the fundamentals of creating a gripping, poignant narrative from your own life experiences. As part of a community of fellow writers, you’ll “workshop” your work—various short exercises and prompts, as well a single, more polished memoir of up to 3,500 words—and receive helpful, constructive criticism from the class and instructor. Expect to spend a couple hours on outside reading per week, in addition to time spent on your own writing. This class will be facilitated using Zoom video conferencing.

Ethan Gilsdorf is a journalist, memoirist, essayist, critic, poet,
teacher, and the author of the travel memoir investigation
Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. His work regularly appears
in the New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Esquire,
Boston Globe, Wired, Salon, Poetry, The Southern Review, North
American Review, and elsewhere. Twice his work has been
named “Notable” by The Best American Essays. He teaches at
GrubStreet in Boston, and elsewhere. More info:
ethangilsdorf.com, Twitter @ethanfreak.

generative Writing workshop

Wednesdays, 6-9pm  3.24, 3.31, 4.7, 4.14, 4.21, 4.28   

 FEE: Members ($96)    Non-Members ($124)  REGISTER HERE 

Join Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg and other guest authors for this informal, Wednesday night series. We will focus on in class exercises, generating ideas with writing prompts and readings. We will also study one element of craft each week from point-of-view, to character development, and structure. These classes will be geared toward fiction and memoir alike. Make this the year you get that first draft written!

All sessions will be held via ZOOM with opportunities for
discussion as well as feedback on your writing from the



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