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 at 6:45 (when space allows—sign up online at the link below to ensure a spot), and readings begin promptly at 7. Sign up in advance […]
Bring back the fun, whimsy, and joy you once felt when writing! Participants will engage in exercises to help them free associate ideas and activate their senses. Each writer will also share 500 words of their prose (fiction or nonfiction) and apply techniques used in the small group work to reshape their revision process. In-person […]
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 and open to the public, limited space, registration required below. Sergio Troncoso is most recently the author of Nobody’s Pilgrims, which won the Gold Medal for Best […]
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 below to ensure a spot). Readings begin promptly at 7. FREE and open to the public. Advance registration required to be a reader.
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. Free and open to the public, limited space, registration required below. Melanie Brooks is the author Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma (Beacon Press, […]
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 appetizer that serves six. You’re welcome to bring a friend, too. FREE & open to second-generation immigrant writers from the DMV. RSVP required below.
Bring wisdom, joy, and gratitude to your writing. Each class will include discussion of inspiring poems, guided free-writes, and sharing as we explore how we can bring wisdom, joy, and gratitude to our writing. Between classes you will have reading and journal assignments. Our last class will be a formal and friendly workshop to celebrate […]
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 of the New York Times, Louis Bayard “reinvigorates historical fiction,” rendering the past “as if he’d witnessed it firsthand.” His acclaimed novels include Jackie & […]