The Writer's Center is a 501(c)(3) based in Bethesda, MD. Founded in 1976, The Writer's Center strives to promote the literary arts to people of all ages and backgrounds and is dedicated to inspiring an ever-widening community to explore the power of language. With this in mind, each year we offer more than 350 writing workshops in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, taught by published authors, 80 author readings and events, and the bi-annual publication of Poet Lore, the nation's oldest continuously published poetry journal. Through these programs, we serve more than 6,000 participants a year and have over 1,000 active members at our organization. As a literary and community pillar with a forty-year track record of outstanding education programming, The Writer's Center is both uniquely qualified and motivated to provide continued literary and literacy programming for the literary minded in the Washington DC area and beyond.