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In addition to providing local writers the space to read their work aloud, we also aim to contribute to the thriving literary community in the DC Metro area. Here’s a (certainly not exhaustive) list of people, organizations and establishments that we dig and support. Check them out... and check the calendar for upcoming events both in the loop and elsewhere in the area!

DMV Literary Community





Anacostia Arts Center

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

​Arlington Arts


Bacon Press Books

Barrelhouse Magazine

Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Bethesda Literary Festival

Big Lucks

Black Cat


Bluebird Words

The Boiler Journal

Busboys and Poets

Cafe Muse from Word Works DC

Capitol Hill Books

Colony Club

The Coupe DC

DC-Area Literary Translators Network

DCAC (DC Arts Center)

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Lit

DC Poetry

DC Public Library

DC Writers' Salon

The Deaf Poets Society

District Lit

The Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review

East City Bookshop

Embitterment DC

Fall for the Book

Fear No Lit

The Federal Poets


Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop

Free State Review

Full Service Radio

Gazing Grain Press

Get Lit D.C.

Goat Rodeo

Head & the Hand Press

The Hopkins Review

Ink Press Productions

The Intentional

Jimenez Porter Writer's House



Lines + Stars

Literary Hill Bookfest

Little Patuxent Review

Little Salon DC

Loyalty Books

Luna Luna Magazine

Makar Studio

The Mock Turtle

Modern Bar Cart: The Podcast

MoonLit DC

Moon Spit Poetry

Mount Pleasant Poetry Project

The Newseum

Old Town Books

Otis Street Arts


Passenger Magazine


Petworth Citizen and Reading Room

Phoebe Journal

Pie Shop DC

Pink Line Project

Pleasant Plains Workshop

Politics and Prose

The Potomac Review

The Pub & The People

Quail Bell Magazine

Readings on the Pike

Rhode Island Ave Main Street

Sakura Review

Sarah Lawrence College MFA

Shakespeare Theatre Company DC

Shaw's Tavern

Shout Mouse Press

Skinny Dipper Magazine

Smokelong Quarterly

Solid State Books


Split This Rock

Starts Here! Reading Series

Stillhouse Press

Story District

Takoma Radio

Tastemakers DC

Therapy Pets Unlimited

Third Floor

Union Arts

Upshur Street Books

VIATOR Project

Warrior Writers

The Washington Animal Rescue League Humane Education

Washington Independent Review of Books

Washington Writers' Publishing House

The Waterbear Reading Series

Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

The Word Works

The Writer's Bloc

The Writer’s Center

Writers & Words - A Baltimore Reading Series

Writopia Lab

Yellow Arrow Publishing

Washington, DC

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