Lead Workshops at The Writer’s Center

With 40 years of success and counting, The Writer’s Center has created an indelible impact on the Washington region’s literary community. In online or in face-to-face sessions at The Writer’s Center, writers hone their skills in our limited-enrollment workshops under the expert guidance of experienced, published authors.

What we look for in Workshop Leaders

Qualified workshop leaders will show evidence of the following:

  • – A strong record of publication
  • – For poetry, we prefer at least 1 published collection or chapbook and success in publishing in respected literary journals. For prose, we prefer at least 1 published work or collection of stories or essays. Authors demonstrating success in highly respected  literary journals may be considered without book publication
  • – Experience in educational environments
  • – Teaching experience is preferred, but training, facilitation, and other group leading activity may be considered without workshop teaching experience


Workshop leaders are considered independent contractors who engage in an established business at risk. Workshop leaders whose proposals are accepted will sign a contract for service for one course over one period. Instructors determine their course content, materials, and schedule, including work hours contributing to the overall success of the course.

Special Interests

We are especially interested in expanding our online workshop offerings at this time. Online workshop leaders should have a strong online presence (blog, website, Facebook, Twitter) and meet our standard workshop leader qualifications as noted above.


If interested, please contact our Director of Programs, Laura Spencer.