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I was so delighted to find such an accessible, engaging,

and intimate literary event in the area!" - Fani A.



About Us

MoonLit was founded by Kristen Zory King, a writer, teaching artist, and yoga instructor based in Washington, DC. Through accessible and engaging literary programs in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, MoonLit brings together creative people of all backgrounds. 

From 2017-2020, MoonLit ran programming through two primary seasons each year: Fall (September-December) and Spring (March-June). During that time, our programming included:

  • Creativity and Writing-Centric Workshops; 

  • Literary Events, including artistic salons, readings, creative retreats, and literary pop-ups; 

  • Monthly Write-Ins;

  • Seasonal Poetry Hikes; 

  • A Yearly "Lit Crawl," with Barrelhouse Magazine; 

  • Partnerships with local bookstores and organizations; 

  • And More!  

In 2021, MoonLit took a hiatus from programming due to the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, MoonLit resumed limited programming, which you can learn more about here

Scholarships and "pay-what-you-can" options are available for all programs regardless of need or merit, along with alternate payment methods/plans. For more information, please contact Kris through the contact form (or by emailing We have also been known to "pop-up" for limited series, events, and workshops during our off-seasons. For the most up-to-date information on workshops and events, please visit our facebook or instagram.

To learn on MoonLit's origins and mission, check out these great articles and interviews:


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