Hours of Operation
The hours of operation are for the Bethesda location.
Closed to the public during the day
5:00–9:00 P.M. (when the workshop season is in session)
10:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M
10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. (when we have a public event scheduled)
Please check the homepage for emergency and holiday closings.
Directions and Parking
The Writer's Center holds workshops and events at locations throughout the Washington metro area. Click here for information about other TWC locations.
4508 Walsh St
Bethesda MD 20815
Find Us through an Online Mapping Service
GPS users please note: Enter "Chevy Chase" as our city when using GPS devices to locate us.
From Washington, D.C.
North on Wisconsin Avenue. Walsh Street is the second right off of Wisconsin north of Bradley Boulevard (Lane).
From Baltimore, MD
South on 95 to 495. West on 495 to Connecticut Avenue. South on Connecticut to Bradley (Route 191). Right and one mile to Wisconsin Ave. Right to Walsh Street (2 blocks).
South on Wisconsin Avenue, crossing East-West Highway (410). Five blocks later, turn left on Leland. Turn right into the parking lot, and drive to the far side of the lot.
Between 4:00–6:00 P.M. only: Turn left at Willow (four blocks past East-West), right on 46th, right on Leland, and left into the parking lot.
From Silver Spring and East
Connecticut Avenue south to Bradley (route 191), right on Bradley, right on Wisconsin, and right on Walsh (2nd right).
From Chain Bridge
From MacArthur turn right at Sibley Hospital (Loughboro), left onto Dalecarlia to Westmoreland Circle; get off at Massachusetts Avenue going away from the city, right on Little Falls Parkway, right on Arlington Road, right on Bradley, left on Wisconsin Avenue (north). The second right turn is Walsh Street.
From Potomac and Virginia Beltway
South on River Road to Goldsboro Road, left on Goldsboro, which ends at Bradley, right on Bradley, left on Wisconsin Avenue. The second right is Walsh Street.
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. The hours are highly enforced so bring your silver. Short-term (4 hours or less) is $1.00/hour and long-term (more than 4 hours) is $.75/hour. For more information on parking visit Bethesda Urban Partnership's site.
WMATA Metrorail Subway
Take the Red Line to the Bethesda stop, exit via the elevator, turn right (south) along Wisconsin Avenue. Cross Wisconsin (east side) when convenient. Walsh Street is less than a 10-minute walk on the left. (For Metrorail information, call 202 637-7000 or visit WMATA's website.
Several nearby bus stops along Wisconsin Avenue are served by the RIDEON 34 route. The RIDEON system is operated by the Montgomery County DOT Division of Transit Services (Transit Information Center, call 301-217-7433 or 800-732-3327.
More information on public transportation in Maryland can be found at The Department of Public Works and Transportation website.