P&P Pier Reads: Young Writers at the Wharf

One Saturday: January 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

Free Program

P&P Pier Reads: Young Writers at the Wharf bookstore location

Come join us at our Wharf location for an evening of creative writing and poetry. Celebrate young DMV writers who are being published by the 16 Rivers Press in their new collection in partnership with Writetopia. Hear these exciting young writers as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the new Wharf store. The evening's host is María Fernanda, a poet who performs her work in service of locally rooted initiatives and conversations.

Please note: this is a reading and not a poetry slam.

To sign up for this free event please click here.

The writers joining us for the evening will be:

Madeleine Armstrong is currently a senior at Mercy High School in Baltimore with plans to pursue an English Major in college. Her written works span the form of short stories, poems, and novels, commonly in speculative fiction. When she's not writing, she's singing pre-professionally, acting, or reading. She values creative expression, and pursues it in multiple forms.

Sophia Hall is the Youth Poet Laureate of Washington DC. This 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar can be found wearing a frog bucket hat and Van Gogh socks. Her writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Library of Congress, and several other organizations. Her poem “Multiple Choice,” won grand prize in the Sixteen River Press’s Youth Poetry Contest and was subsequently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Sophia is also the Art and Social Justice Fellow at Strathmore Arts Center and Woolly Mammoth Theater Company. Her haiku, selected from 2900-plus submissions from 71 countries, have been displayed in prominent locations in the Washington DC Business District. She posts her writing and artwork on her instagram account @estelleuphoria.

Vicky Zhou (he/she/they) is a senior attending Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. They consider New York and Shanghai their home. In their free time, they like to do ceramics and make leather mushrooms. They can't wait to see you!

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.