We partner with local writing instructors and literary organizations to offer free, beginner-level creative writing courses for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. The classes cover a combination of memoir and fiction, and sessions typically consist of direct instruction, group workshopping, and writing exercises. All courses culminate with an intimate public reading for family, friends, and the local community. Upon graduating, alumni will have the opportunity to enroll in further classes with our partners at The Muse Writer's Center in Norfolk and The Writer's Center of Bethesda.  


Upcoming Classes

Please note that we are implementing an ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system throughout 2019. In order to participate in Creative Writing, all participants must complete a brief pre- and post-class assessment that measures the effects of ASAP's programming on skill-development and well-being. Your participation in our internal monitoring efforts will help us continuously learn from and improve our programs. If you have any questions about our M&E system, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@asapasap.org.


Hampton Roads

  • When: Saturdays from March 23rd - April 27th, 1 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Where: The Muse Writer's Center, 2200 Colonial Ave #3, Norfolk, VA 23517

  • Graduation Reading: Wednesday, May 1st at 7 PM

  • Application Deadline: Applications for Creative Writing are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Washington, D.C. 

  • When: Saturdays from March 30th - May 4th, 1 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Where: The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

  • Graduation Reading: Saturday, May 11th at 7 PM

  • Application Deadline: Applications for Creative Writing are being accepted on a rolling basis.


We are honored to receive support for Creative Writing from the PenFed Foundation and Sandler Center Foundation.