On the Same Page: Write Night

Free Minds hosts a monthly On the Same Page: Write Night where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers! Write Night is held at two locations: Seekers Church in Takoma Park and Western Presbyterian Church in Foggy Bottom. You can join our mailing list to receive updates in your inbox about upcoming Write Nights, or contact us if you have any questions. Write Night is free and open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend; no RSVP necessary.

The On the Same Page: Write Night program at Western Presbyterian Church is made possible through a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The On the Same Page: Write Night program in Takoma is supported by a grant from the Takoma Foundation.

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Schedule of Upcoming Events



276 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Entrance is in the back
Nearest Metro: Takoma


February 26, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM * LOCATION CHANGE: Montgomery College

April 22, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

June 24, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

September 23, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

November 18, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM


Foggy Bottom


Western Presbyterian Church
2401 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
Entrance is on 24th Street
Nearest Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU


January 22, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

March 25, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

May 27, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

July 22, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

October 28, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

A poem with artwork and comments

Host a Write Lunch

In addition to our regular Write Nights, we now do mobile Write Lunches with local businesses or organizations that reach out to us.  If you are interested in hosting, please contact us through our event form. If you choose to host a Write Lunch, we will provide a selection of poems for the attendees to read and comment on.  As with our regular Write Nights, all feedback will be mailed to the incarcerated poets!

"I was so surprised the first time I saw the comments! I didn't know people out there cared. When you come in here and you see you've been on the news, you figure people must be scared of you and no longer care about you. When I read what the people at Write Night wrote on my poetry, I saw that they didn't think I was an animal, but just a human being who made a bad choice. It made me want to keep on writing!"