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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

Partner Organizations

The Writer's Center gratefully acknowledges the support, participation, and/or funding from the following organizations.  It's through these partnerships we find mutually beneficial ways to serve our respective communities.

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

The Writer's Center is a proud grantee of the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, who also connects us to the larger arts community within Montgomery County and provides professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Writer’s Center works with Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) in promoting our yearly workshops and events. BUP is our main distributer of the Workshop & Event Guide in Bethesda, allowing us to have a strong, vibrant relationship with the local community.

CultureCapital.com

The Writer's Center posts all upcoming events and workshops on CultureCapital.com. Introduced in June, 2008, CultureCapital.com connects people to the heart of the thriving arts and culture community in the Greater Washington, D.C. region, including the District of Columbia; Montgomery, Prince George's, Arlington and Fairfax Counties; and the City of Alexandria.

DC-ALT

DC-ALT fosters a community of literary translators and promotes the art of literary translation in the greater Washington, DC area. DC-ALT is open to anyone with an interest in literary translation to/from any language.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

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The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. The festival's mission is an interest in reading, writing, and literary conversation. The Writer's Center offers free sample workshops at the festival, and has a booth for people interested in learning more about our many programs.

Hill Center

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The Writer's Center offers workshops at The Hill Center every season. To see a full list of workshops, click here.

Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland State Arts Council

The Writer's Center is a proud recipient of grant funding from our state arts council, which passionately supports the arts in every corner of Maryland and helps connect us to other literary organizations statewide.

Poetry Out Loud

 The Writer's Center has supported Montgomery County's and Maryland's participation in Poetry Out Loud for several years by providing space to hold competitions and access to judges. 

Pyramid Atlantic

Pyramid Atlantic

The Writer’s Center has teamed up with Pyramid Atlantic Art Center to offer a new workshop that emphasizes the intersection of writing and print. Pyramid Atlantic’s commitment to building communities that give life to printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts make them the perfect partner for this joint program. Participants will first refine their writing at The Writer's Center with the aid of an experience workshop instructor, and cap off their intensive workshop with an extended session at Pyramid Atlantic where they will learn the basics of letterpress and have the opportunity to set their words into type.

Quotidian Theatre Company

Quotidian

The Quotidian Theatre Company is The Writer's Center's resident theatre company and has been performing at the Center since 1998.

Songwriters' Association of Washington

Through our connection with SAW, we have been able to provide exceptional songwriting workshops in a variety of genres, as well as songwriting-focused events like the Songwriter's Showcase in Spring 2010 and the Young Songwriters Showcase at LitArtlantic.

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

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The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC area through support of programs in arts and humanities, community services, education, healthy, and the environment.

The National Endowment for the Arts

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The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

The Town of Leesburg

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We have offered programs at the historic Town Hall in partnership with the Town of Leesburg’s First Friday program since 1998. For information on the next event, click here.

The Goethe-Institut

Goethe Institut

Founded in 1990, Goethe-Institut Washington, DC is a center for German culture and language. From its location in the lively Downtown, the Goethe-Institut Washington reaches out to both individuals and organizations in the community, bridging the past, present, and future with a variety of high-quality events.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy

 The Catalogue for Phi­lan­thro­py does more than guide charitable giving in the DC region: we thoroughly vet, educate, and empower the charities we feature, and we charge no fees for anything we do. So your giving makes an immediate impact, and elevates our charities’ capacity to do good – here, where we live.

Fall for the Book


Each September, the Fall for the Book festival welcomes authors and artists from around the world for several days of readings, discussions, performances and exhibitions at George Mason University and at more than 30 partner venues throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

Veterans Writing Project

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The Veterans Writing Project is a 501(c) (3) non-profit based in Washington, DC providing no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans, active and service members, and military family members.