For writers, those who want to be writers, and those who treasure the power of the written word, TWC is a hub of literary inspiration, offering hundreds of creative writing workshops each year – from poetry, essay, fiction, or science fiction writing, to mastering the basics of a book proposal. Each year, TWC holds more than 80 events, free and open to the public, including readings, panel discussions, experimental and traditional theater productions, open mics, writing competitions, and book fairs, all designed to celebrate the work of established and emerging writers alike. TWC also edits and publishes Poet Lore, the nation’s oldest continuously-published poetry journal, showcasing the finest in contemporary poetry. Igniting the passions of writers and audiences throughout the region through its vibrant literary community, TWC keeps the joy of writing alive.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Not applicable

Awards & Recognition



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Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for The Writer's Center is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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