Free Events for Writers!

The Writer’s Center offers dozens of free events every year. We invite writers to have fun, explore the craft of writing, and connect with the literary community. Join us in-person and online.

October 11 @ 7:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM EDT
The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

Prose, poetry, and spoken word Open Mic at The Writer’s Center! All writers are welcome to come and share 4-5 minutes of their latest work. Limited space. In-person signup starts […]

October 14 @ 2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT
The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

The Writer’s Center welcomes Sergio Troncoso for a reading and discussion of his new novel, Nobody’s Pilgrims. Sergio will be in conversation with Charles Lane, Washington Post editorial writer. Free […]

October 14 @ 7:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM EDT
The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

Bilingual Open Mic for Latine writers! All Latine writers are welcome to come and share 4-5 minutes of their latest work in English, Spanish, or spanglish. Limited space (sign up […]

October 18 @ 7:00 PM EDT - 8:30 PM EDT
The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

The Writer’s Center welcomes Melanie Brooks for a reading and discussion of her new memoir, A Hard Silence. Melanie will be in conversation with author Aaron Hamburger. Book signing to follow. […]

October 19 @ 5:30 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT
The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

Join us at The Writer’s Center for an informal gathering with other second-generation immigrant writers. It's the perfect opportunity to network and share stories. Please bring a drink or an […]

The Writer’s Center presents a FREE virtual chat about the craft of fiction! We’re joined by Megan Kamalei Kakimoto to discuss her “knockout” debut story collection, Every Drop Is a […]

October 20 @ 7:00 PM EDT - 8:30 PM EDT
The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

A Free Fitzgerald Literary Festival Event Co-sponsored with The Writer's Center Featuring Louis Bayard, David Means, Marcela Valdes and a response from Jonathan Frazen. Register here » In the words […]

The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

The Writer’s Center welcomes poet/translator Nancy Naomi Carlson (Piano in the Dark) and poet David Keplinger (Ice) for a reading and discussion of their new books. Book signing to follow. […]

The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

The Writer's Center welcomes the Washington Writers' Publishing House and its 2023 award-winning authors, featuring Len Kruger with Bad Questions, a novel; Bernardine (Dine) Watson with Transplant: A Memoir and […]

UK poet Adriana Díaz Enciso and US poet Alexandra Lytton Regalado come together for a transatlantic discussion of their work. Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show is a virtual discussion series […]