Hours of Operation

These hours of operation are for the Bethesda location, and may vary. If no workshops are scheduled after 5:00pm the Center will close at that time.

Monday – Thursday

9:00am – 9:00pm


9:00am – 5:00pm  (Summer hours 9:00am – 1:00pm)


10:00am – 5:00pm  (only on days with workshops or events scheduled)


10:00am – 5:00pm (only on days with workshops or events scheduled)

Please check the homepage for holiday and weather related closings. Our inclement weather policy follows the federal government for delays and closures.


The Writer’s Center

4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
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Public parking is available directly across Walsh Street from The Writer's Center in a county parking lot. The meters in this lot are effective Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 10:00pm and free on weekends. Meters accept payment through the ParkMobile and MobileNOW! apps. Please note that The Writer's Center is not able to make change for meters. Additional pay parking is available in the Capital Crescent Garage (7171 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814), just a 5-minute walk from the Center.


The Writer's Center is a ten-minute walk south from the Bethesda Metro station (Red Line).

Ride On Bus

Several nearby bus stops along Wisconsin Avenue are served by the Ride On 34 route.

Hill Center

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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The Hill Center is just two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro station on the Orange/Blue line. The entrance to the Hill Center is on 9th Street. Metered street parking is available around the building.

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Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812 United States
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A free parking lot for Glen Echo Park is located just off MacArthur Boulevard on Oxford Road, across from the Glen Echo Shopping Center. From the parking lot, follow the foot-bridge across the Minnehaha Creek to enter the Park. As you enter the park, you'll walk past the carousel, and the Arcade Building will be to your left.

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3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington, VA 22206 United States
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Arts Enterprise InstituteThe building is between Nelson Street and Oakland Street. A free parking lot is located just behind the building. Participants should enter the building from the back-parking lot and through the door that has “Cultural Affairs” painted above. The front desk has parking permits for vehicles parked in the back lot, and visitors are asked to sign in and out. NOTE: Parking may be limited at various times of the day. If the lot is full there is street parking around the building.

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The Writer’s Center welcomes all attendees to our writing workshops and events. The front entrance of The Writer’s Center features an ADA-compliant ramp, and a lift provides access to our lower level classrooms and the Writing Studio. The Hill Center in DC is accessible via its main entrance on 9th St. Interpreting services are available upon request. If you have other accessibility needs or would like to know more about our programs, please contact us at 301.654.8664.