A small hive buzzing with activity, The Writer’s Center nourishes writers of all kinds, from those who are just learning to tell their stories, to more experienced writers eager to hone their skills and reach new audiences. Believing that the craft of writing is unique among the arts for its ability to touch on all aspects of the human experience, The Writer’s Center provides 80 free public literary events a year: readings, small festivals, performances, panel discussions, and lectures. It showcases emerging writers, and has hosted some extraordinary ones in its 39-year history, from the beat poet Allen Ginsberg, to the extraordinary science-fiction novelist Ursula Le Guin, to the poet Richard Blanco (who read at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration). Some 350 workshops engage writers at every level, and some writers go on to publish, and be honored, for works of their own – becoming New York Times bestsellers and National Endowment for the Arts fellows. Igniting the passions of writers and audiences throughout the region, The Writer’s Center keeps the joy of writing alive and well.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Not applicable
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- The current budget for The Writer's Center is: $1 million to $3 million
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