The Writer's Center

The Writer's Center is an open membership organization of some 2,500 writers, editors, students, small-press publishers and other artists. We offer workshops year-round for writers of all ages and abilities in fiction, feature writing, essay, memoir, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting, business writing, comedy writing, and a corporate class program that we bring directly into your workplace. Workshops are offered in Bethesda, MD, Arlington, VA, Leesburg, VA, and online. 

Sat. Oct 26Self-Publish Your Picture Book
Sat. Oct 26Imagery in Poetry
Sat. Oct 26Break Out of Your Writing Rut with Improv
Sat. Oct 26Micro Memoir
Sun. Oct 27Diction: A Poet's Choice
Wed. Oct 30Boot Camp for Writers
Wed. Oct 30Getting Started: Creative Writing
Fri. Nov 1Intro to the Novel (Online)
Fri. Nov 1Creating Novel Characters (Online)
Sat. Nov 2How to Write a Lot
Sat. Nov 2Exploring Our Five Senses
Sat. Nov 2Writing for TV and Film
Sat. Nov 2Celebrating the Work of Joy Harjo
Nov. 2 & Dec. 7Open Mic
Sun. Nov 3Artifact as Muse: Using the Things We Share to Bring Nonfiction and Poetry to Life
Mon. Nov 4The Force of Poetry
Tue. Nov 5Marketing Your Book
Wed. Nov 6Reading and Writing Women's Lives: The Seasoned Woman
Thu. Nov 7The Writer’s Center Live! A Literary Variety Show
Thu. Nov 7Picture Books II: Revision
Sat. Nov 9A Perfect Ending
Sat. Nov 9The Personal Poem
Mon. Nov 11Life Sentences
Mon. Nov 11Writing with Sensitivity
Sat. Nov 16How to Plot Like a Pro
Sat. Nov 16Meter Crash Course
Sat. Nov 16Writing the Layers
Sat. Nov 16Getting Started: Creative Writing
Sun. Nov 17Women Writing Crime Fiction: Motherhood, sisterhood and the pursuit of justice
Sat. Nov 23Write & Illustrate a Picture Book (For Kindergarteners and their Grownups)
Tue. Dec 3Intuitive Copywriting for Entrepreneurs
Tue. Dec 3Advanced Short Story
Sat. Dec 7Book Marketing & Promotional Speaking
Sun. Dec 8Strong Female Protagonists panel discussion
Sun. Dec 8How to Revise a Poem
Wed. Dec 11How to Write a Novel
Wed. Dec 11Write Like the News
Sat. Dec 14Writing Stories From Your Life
Sat. Dec 14From Novice to Novelist
Sat. Dec 14Great Beginnings
Sun. Dec 15Holiday Book Fair & TWC Birthday Bash

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