We are proud to welcome authors to the EDCJCC throughout the year. These programs provide our community with a chance to hear from writers about their lives and works, as well as opportunities to think deeply about arts and ideas, about authors and stories, and timely topics.

Please note that all ticket sales for these events are final - we cannot offer refunds.

Winter Dates Will be Announced Soon!

The Writer's Workshop meets monthly for three consecutive months and provides a space where a supportive and diverse group of writers can receive feedback on their poetry, memoir and fiction. Award-winning author and teacher Michelle Brafman has been leading this group since its inception. Prompts will be assigned, but any work is acceptable. No written critiques or preparation is required, just bring your work and a willingness to engage in your fellow writers' words.  

Returning Students can sign up directly through the registration page.
 New students must apply before registering!
 To apply, please email shirleys@edcjcc.org with a 2-4 page writing sample from the poetry, memoir or fiction genres and two paragraphs describing your goals for participation in the workshop.
Deadlines TBA.

Michelle Brafman is the author of the novel Washing the Dead and Bertrand Court. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Tablet, Lillith Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She teaches fiction writing at the John Hopkins MA in Writing Program.


Monday-Wednesday, December 19-21, 4:00-8:00 pm in the Q Street Lobby

Come browse our selection of new and used books—something from every genre and on a wide variety of subjects.

Used books in good condition priced as low as $3; New books priced as low as $5

We are accepting donations of books, CDs and DVDs in good condition from Wednesday, December 14 through Sunday, December 18. Donations can be dropped off in sturdy bags or boxes (no garbage bags or overstuffed bags) with the front desk at the Q Street entrance. Please mark them clearly as a book donation.

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Shirley Serotsky
Director of Literary Programming

Additional Literary Resources:

-Jewish Book Council



-Yiddish Book Center