The Joy of Self Expression and the Power of the Written Word

The D.C. Creative Writing Workshop, based at Charles Hart Middle School in Southeast D.C., has united parents, teachers, students, and professional writers to create a literary renaissance in this often ignored part of the city. Since 1995, when Hart became the first school in Washington to have an extra-curricular creative writing program, the Workshop’s writers-in-residence have introduced thousands of students to the joys of self-expression and the written word, opening for them a world of opportunity that exists outside the historically neglected area in which they live. Hart students have attended readings, plays and other literary events, won dozens of writing awards, and enjoyed a wealth of new experiences not otherwise available to young people in Ward 8.

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Contact DC Creative Writing Workshop :
Nancy Schwalb
Executive Director

    601 Mississippi Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032


Our Wishlist

One child with autism can attend our special inclusive field trip to the Arena Stage

Five students receive copies of hArtworks magazine including their own published poems