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Upcoming Events (Spring 2023)











































Life in Movement, Words and Color

March 17 - April 24

IONA Tenleytown 

Join Create and Thrive Teaching Artists Benisse Lester and Kristen Zory King to explore your thoughts and life in words, movement, and color. Together, writer and yoga instructor Kristen Zory King will assist participants with gentle breathwork and movement as well as writing exercises that examine sensory experiences and how they have shaped our world. Artist Benisse Lester will then guide participants in bringing their words to life with color and visual media. This workshop is suitable for older adults and caregivers of all abilities and will primarily take place in a seated position. Each session will include breathwork and gentle movement, writing exercises, artistic expression, and time to discuss and share with one another.  


Please note: this is a closed workshop as a part of the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities "Create and Thrive" Fellowship, in partnership with Arts for the Aging.

Poetry Hikes

Various Dates 

Rock Creek Park

This spring, join writer, teaching artist and yoga instructor Kristen Zory King on a poetry hike through Rock Creek Park and experience the joy of creativity in motion. Together, we'll wander through three miles of winding trails, stopping frequently to share poems with one another as well as to spend time in creative reflection and journaling. Bring comfortable clothing, your favorite poem (or two! or three!) to share, and a notebook to jot down inspiration from the trees, the sky, and one another.

Saturday, April 15 at 10:00am: Poetry Hike—Rumi

Sunday, May 14 at 2:00pm: Poetry Hike—Poems of Nature and Joy

Saturday, June 17 at 10:00am: Poetry Hike—Mary Oliver

*We will meet at Ellē in Mt. Pleasant and then head to the Rock Creek Park entrance off of 17th St. Kris will be in touch ahead of time with more details, including rain date if applicable. Please note: there are a few steep hills in the trail. Tickets are $20 with a pay-what-you-can option available to all. 

Author Event: Hestia Strikes a Match 

April 22 at 7:00pm 

Old Town Books

Join Old Town Books for an in-store conversation with Christine Grillo and Kristen Zory King as they discuss HESTIA STRIKES A MATCH. Hestia Strikes a Match is the slyly funny story of a woman looking for love and friendship in the midst of a new American civil war.

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

June 17 at 2:00pm 

The Potter's House

Join Kristen Zory King at The Potter’s House for a fast-paced generative writing workshop to help shake you out of a creative rut and get words on the page. Throughout this two hour session, we will examine contemporary pieces around various themes and then generate our own work based on prompts and guided discussion. You do not need to be an experienced writer or poet to participate—beginners, journal-ers, and award winning writers all welcome. This workshop is $20 with a “pay what you can” option available for all participants. 

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

June 22 at 6:00pm 

Old Town Books 

Join Old Town Books and writer and yoga instructor Kristen Zory King for a summer solstice yoga and journaling session. In this 90 minute workshop, you will be led through breathwork, a vinyasa style flow, and guided writing prompts, combining joyful movement of the body and creative reflections of the mind. Please bring a yoga mat, a journal and writing utensil, and an open mind. Optional but not required: mask or facial covering, one yoga block or other props of choice.

In addition to the above offerings, MoonLit Founder Kristen Zory King will also be leading a variety of yoga and mobility sessions in DC this spring. To learn more, please visit


Plus - community workshops, resources and more!

Check out these great organizations, programs and events 

and support the arts in your community! 

Loyalty Bookstore

Solid State Books

Capitol Hill Books

DC Writers Salon

The Inner Loop


Barrelhouse Magazine

Old Town Books 

Greedy Reads

Charm City Books

The Ivy Bookstore

Ink Press Productions

Yellow Arrow Press

Fear No Lit

Writers & Books

Readings on the Pike

Mason Jar Press




Scholarships available for all workshops, along with alternative payment methods.

To learn more, email All DC programs from October 2019-September 2020

were generously supported by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities. 

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