Miss an event at The Writer’s Center? Watch it here!

We record our readings and panel discussions so you can view them any time you like.

The Writer’s Center LIVE! A Variety Show for Literature Lovers

February 29, 2020

A variety show for literature lovers, featuring nationally renowned authors Rachel Coonce, Dave Housley, Ofelia Montelongo, Rayceen Pendarvis, and Mahreen Sohail. Hosted by Amy Freeman, Brandon Blue, and Emily Holland, with music by Zach Powers.

Mental Illness Through a Literary Lens panel discussion

January 25, 2020

Moderator Patrick Corvington facilitates a discussion with authors Melanie Figg, Abdul Ali, Rocky Callen, Jenny Chen, and GG Renee Hill on the way the literary community addresses mental illness, how we get it right, and where we need to do better. Introduction by The Writer’s Center’s Board Member Vonetta Young.

*Please note that only the first ~25 minutes of the discussion were recorded due to a technical difficulty.

Strong Female Protagonists Panel

December 8, 2019

TWC presents authors Solveig Eggerz, Melanie Hatter, Leslie M. Rollins, and Alice Stephens as they share their thoughts and inspiration for writing strong female protagonists. Moderated by Bethanne Patrick, also known as @TheBookMaven.

Women Writing Crime Fiction: Motherhood, sisterhood and the pursuit of justice

November 17, 2019

Authors Cheryl Head (Judge Me When I’m Wrong), Tara Laskowski (One Night Gone) and Vanessa Lillie (Little Voices) discuss their newly released crime fiction with moderator Angie Kim.

The Writer’s Center LIVE!

November 7, 2019

Featuring nationally renowned authors Jose Padua, Monica Prince, Rion Amilcar Scott, Courtney Sexton, and Kate Wagner.

Kayla Rae Whitaker receives TWC’s First Novel Prize

June 27, 2019

The Writer’s Center is proud to present the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize to Kayla Rae Whitaker for THE ANIMATORS. Presentation by prize founder Neal Gillen and judge Barbara Esstman.

LGBTQ Authors Panel

June 13, 2019

The Writer’s Center presented a panel discussion with LGBTQ authors from the DC area and beyond, including Aaron Hamburger, Cheryl Head, Emily Holland, Derrick Jefferson, and Angelique Palmer. Our panelists discussed LGBTQ literature, where it’s been, where it is, and where it might be going next in terms of craft, content, and impact on the LGBTQ community.

Autism Through a Literary Lens

June 8, 2019

The Writer’s Center presented a groundbreaking symposium addressing the subject of autism in literature and popular culture. This was the first event of its kind, offering free creative writing workshops followed by a panel discussion, featuring autistic and neurotypical writers. Featured writers included Eric Garcia, Hannah Grieco, Jen Malia, Shanon Lee, and New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Parkhurst.