Scrabble for Scholarships

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A party with a purpose!

The Writer’s Center and the DMV Women Writers proudly present our inaugural Scrabble for Scholarships, a fundraiser for the Ann McLaughlin Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance for DC-area writers to attend our workshops.

The Writer's Center

Scrabble for Scholarships is a party, plus all attendees are encouraged to join in one round (or more!) of Speed Scrabble for a chance to win exciting raffle prizes. Admission includes 1 ticket, which can be used to enter the raffle directly or to play a game of Speed Scrabble, where you’ll have the chance to win 10 tickets. Admission also includes beer, wine, and seltzer.



• $25 | 1 ticket and 1 drink cup
• $50 | 5 tickets and 1 drink cup
• $75 | 10 tickets and 1 large goblet
• $125 | 20 tickets and 1 beer helmet (limited supply!)
• $15,000 | all the remaining tickets! (contact for info)

TWC is a registered nonprofit. All but $6 of your donation (the value of food/drink provided) is tax deductible, to the extent permitted by law.

About the Speed Scrabble Competition

The game room will host concurrent 15-minute rounds of Speed Scrabble throughout the evening. Trade in your ticket, and you’ll be placed at a table for one round. The player with the most points at the end of each round will be awarded 10 tickets, which can be used to enter our raffle or join in more games of Speed Scrabble. Didn’t win? Don’t worry! Additional tickets are available for $5 each. Full Speed Scrabble rules will be posted at the event and explained before each round.

About the Raffle

Washington Writers Conference

With huge thanks to our generous donors, you’ll have a chance to win one of many incredible prizes! Check out the list below:

Raffle Prizes
• Admission to Washington Writer’s Conference (Friday May 8-Saturday May 9, 2020) $269 | The 2020 Washington Writers Conference (May 8 & 9 in North Bethesda) is now open for registration. 2019 sold out, so don’t wait! More info at
• One year TWC membership (new or renewing) $60
• Down Dog Yoga, 10 Classes, $200
• Amazon Fire HD8 16gb, $65
• Two tickets to Roundhouse Theater show of your choice, $100-150
• Voice coaching with Jennifer Hamady (clients include Grammy, Country Music and American Music Award winners) – One hour session, $175
• Admission to Barrelhouse Magazine’s “Conversations and Connections” conference, $75
• One Year Subscription to Poet Lore, $18
• Two day-passes to Sycamore Island: write, canoe, kayak or just relax. Priceless.
• Two tickets to “Strathmore Presents,” $100

Can’t attend but still want to help out? Make a donation, and specify Scholarship Fund in the notes »


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