Writing Programs at DC Public Library
The DC Public Library offers a variety of writing programs for patrons to gather, write and hone their skills. A selection of regularly occurring writing programs is below. Click the links to find out meeting dates and times or call the branch. Please note that schedules may change, so confirm with the library in advance of attending. Keep an eye on the calendar for additional one-off writing programs, events, classes and workshops.
Poets on the Fringe
The Poets on the Fringe (POTF) are local poets who meet every week to read and critique one another's poems. Bring one of your own poems with copies for the group to read and workshop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-727-0232.
Short Fiction Writing Workshop
Bring one printed copy of your own flash fiction or an excerpt from a longer piece (limit: 1,000 words). At each session, we will randomly select three participants to receive critique. Contact email@example.com or 202-727-0232.
Northeast Writing Group
Join Reza (Library Associate with an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University) for an afternoon of writing, every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-698-0058.
Palisades Writers Workshop
If you have a piece of fiction or non-fiction in the works, or you’ve completed a draft, join O. Dada (Library Associate and Pushcart Prize winner) for a weekly writing workshop on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Contact email@example.com or 202-282-3139.
This Is My Story: Memoir Writing
Have you ever wanted write a memoir? Is there something you've always wanted to say? Join other memoir writers as we take from our own memories—our own stories—and put them to paper. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-243-1188.
We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and scripts. Come join a community group and we can help each other put our brains to pen and our pens to paper. Contact email@example.com or 202-243-1188.
We write creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and scripts. The Petworth Library's writers workshops are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and writing levels: beginners, veteran wordsmiths and emeriti. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-243-1188.
Shut Up & Write
Come by for an hour of morning writing with fellow creative folks. Everyone works on their own thing. Quick check-ins before and after for those who wish to share, but no obligation. Just show up and write! Contact email@example.com or 202-724-8707.
Short Fiction Writers Workshop
Bring one printed copy of your own flash fiction or an excerpt from a longer piece (limit: 1,000 words). At each session, we will randomly select three participants to receive critique. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-541-6226.