Log in
Sign up
Open SidebarMENU
Log in
Sign up

The Writer’s Center

Facebook icon
Twitter icon
Email icon
The Writer’s Center cultivates the creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work. An independent literary organization with a global reach, rooted in a dynamic community of writers, The Writer's Center is a premier centers of our kind in the country. They believe the craft of writing is open to people of all backgrounds and ages. Writing is interdisciplinary and unique among the arts for its ability to touch on all aspects of the human experience. It enriches lives and opens doors to knowledge and understanding.

About The Writer’s Center

"In 1976, a group of literature enthusiasts led by Allan Lefcowitz, Barbara Lefcowitz, Jane Fox, Merrill Lefler, Ann McLaughlin, Richard Peabody, John Hill and others embarked on a mission to make an independent home for the literary arts in the D.C. area. A community where likeminded individuals could share their love of literature, build relationships with one another, and create great art. Since those modest days out at Glen Echo Park, the home they built has grown to become a destination for many. Through the years, The Writer’s Center has remained dedicated to the core aspirations of its founders. In addition to providing writing workshops—both on-location and online—they also host more than 50 outstanding literary events each year, featuring authors of local, national, and international renown. And with their partner organizations, The Writer's Center promotes the local arts scene. In addition to serving as a space create, publish, present, and disseminate literary work, The Writer's Center also has its historic black box theatre, now the "Allan B. Lefcowitz Theatre," through which theatre companies can rehearse, workshop and present producitons. Fun fact: The Allan B. Lefcowitz Theatre was once a training ground for area musicians—including Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band!"
Bethesda, MD 20815
View on Google Maps

Transportation & Parking

Public parking is available directly across the street from The Writer's Center in a county parking lot. The meters in this lot are effective Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. and free on the weekends.

Nearby Points of Interest