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Upcoming Events (Fall 2022)











































Words on the Page: A Monthly Writing Workshop

Old Town Books (In Person) 


Join Kristen Zory King and Old Town Books for four fast-paced monthly writing workshops to get words on the page! Throughout each session we will examine contemporary pieces around a theme 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 free for all with a suggested $20 donation to Book Love, Old Town Books’ charitable giving program that delivers new books to area kids in need.

Monday, September 12 at 6:30pm—The Shape of Memory 

Monday, October 17 at 6:30pm—The Face Behind the Mask 

Monday, November 14 at 6:30pm—Grounding in Gratitude 

December 12 at 6:30pm—Writing that Pops 

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling

DC Writers Salon (In Person) 


Join writer and yoga instructor Kristen Zory King for a yoga and journaling session. In this 90 minute session, you will be led through breath-work, a vinyasa style flow, and guided writing prompts, combining joyful, heart-opening movement of the body and internal 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. 


Sunday, September 18 at 9:00am 

Sunday, October 16 at 9:00am

Sunday, November 13 at 9:00am



Ember: A Creative Retreat

MoonLit & Former Housewife (Virtual)

Saturday, October 8—Monday, October 10


Join Kristen Zory King and Amanda McCormick for a three day virtual retreat to reconnect to your creative practice, generate new work, and rekindle the joy in your artistic practice. Registration includes three days of programming and community building and an individualized box with workshop materials, a bookmaking kit, inspirational prompts, and some fun surprises. 

DC Lit Crawl 

Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood (In Person) 

Sunday, October 23 at 3:00pm 


It’s back! Join MoonLit and Barrelhouse Magazine on Sunday, October 23 from 3:00-6:00 for the fourth (kind of) annual DC Lit Crawl. This fall, we’ll bring contemporary and engaging literary voices directly into the Mt. Pleasant community, showcasing and celebrating local literary artistry at The Potter’s House from 3:00-4:00, Purple Patch from 4:00-5:00, and Haydee’s from 5:00-6:00. Join us for an afternoon of literature and community, featuring readings from Dan Brady, Aditya Desai, Sarah Katz, Jennifer Koiter, Courtney LeBlanc, Alexa Patrick, Zak Salih, and C. Alexandria-Bernard Thomas. Questions about the event? Contact Kristen Zory King at kristenzoryking (at) or learn more at


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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