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Scheduled Workshops/Events

Calendar Year 2016 Critiquing Workshops with the Federal Poets.

Jan 16 2016— 2-5 PM

Feb 20, 2016—2-5 PM

Mar 19, 2016—2-5 PM

Apr 16, 2016— 2-5 PM - Members submit poems for Spring issue of The Federal Poet.

May 21, 2016— 2-5 PM - Meeting was in Tenley Library large meeting room unless otherwise advised.

June 18, 2016— 2-5 PM

July 16, 2016— 2-5 PM

August 20, 2016— 2-5 PM

Sept 17, 2016— 2-5 pm - Annual Dues. Paid members submit poems for Fall issue.

Oct 15, 2016— 2-5 pm

Nov 19, 2016— 2-5 pm

Dec 17, 2016— 2-5 pm

Calendar Year 2016 Readings / events

Saturday, Jan. 9th, at 6:00 p.m., at the Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW. The following writers and poets will be reading from their work published in the District Lines Anthology.Kris Weldon, Leah Kenyon, Zoe Johnson, Melody Rowell, Cary Kamarat,Natalie Murchison, Anne Woodworth, Fiona Mackintosh, Gina Brown, Debbie Levy, Michael Levin

January 16th, 6 PM IOTA Poetry Series kicks off the years with a reading by 3 Federl Poets: Herb Guggenheim, John Monagle, and Marjorie Sadin.The IOTA Poetry Series is held at IOTA Club and Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, VA, two blocks from the Clarendon Metro stop on the Orange Line. Street and garage parking are available nearby. Admission is free. Featured readings are always followed with open readings, unless otherwise noted. A full bar, coffee bar and dinner menu are available. For more information, call 703-256-9275 or contact

April Fools' fun, April 1, join Federal Poets and featured readers Judy McCombs and Edna Small from 6-7:30 p.m. at at 8225 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Barrett Warner and Donald Illich will read at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library (3260 R St. NW)

On Sunday, 24 April 2016, 11am-4pm, Kensington Day of the Book Festival will feature musicians, children's authors, poetry readings by Federal Poets & Kensington Row Bookshop poets, storytellers, open mike readings, food trucks, crafts, & more.;;

Thursday, October 6, 2016, Dean Blehert and Beth Konkoski will read their original poetry at Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 — A group reading by members of the Federal Poets, the oldest continuously running poetry workshop in Washington, D.C. will read their original poetry.


Washington Post article on poetry by Lauren Wilcox published January 15, 2012

Washington Post Article on The Federal Poets published Friday, November 14, 2008

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