MoonLit​ is an artist-led organization founded in 2017. Through accessible and engaging workshops and events, MoonLit creatively connects community in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Learn more or be in touch at 

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Poet C. Thomas poses with his class

during a MoonLit workshop in Summer 2018.

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Artwork by Killian Czuba.

MoonLit runs programming during two primary seasons each year: Fall (September-December) and Spring (March-June). During this time, our programming includes:

  • Creativity and Writing-Centric Workshops; ​

  • Literary Events, including:

    • Literary Salons; 

    • Readings; 

    • Creative Retreats;

    • Pop-Up and Virtual Events.

  • Monthly Write-Ins;

  • Seasonal Poetry Hikes; 

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

  • Partnerships with local bookstores and cultural organizations; 

  • And More!  


Scholarships are available regardless of need or merit for all workshops, along with alternate payment methods/plans. To learn more or view our upcoming events, please visit us at or find us on instagram. To request a scholarship, please email To learn on MoonLit's origin story and mission, check out these great articles and interviews: 

District Fray Article on Virtual Workshops

Washington City Paper Article on the LGTBQ Literary Community

Article on 2019 DC Lit Crawl in DCTrending

Testimonial from Program Participant Stacey James McAdoo

Testimonial from MoonLit Teaching Artist Joi Donaldson

Interview with Fear No Lit 

Interview with Old Town Books 


Please note: MoonLit is currently on hiatus due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We look forward to getting lit with you when health conditions allow. Until then, check out our website with information on virtual pop up events.