Cafe Muse at The Writer's Center: Sham-E-Ali Nayeem & Eleanor Wilner

The evening starts with classical guitar by Michael C. Davis. After the featured readers, an open mic will follow with refreshments. The Writer’s Center is about a 10-minute walk from Metro Rail’s Bethesda stop on the Red Line. It is handicap accessible. There is ample, meter-fed or pay-by-app parking on a lot across the street.

Cafe Muse is a longstanding, monthly reading series. It is sponsored by The Word Works ( and hosted by The Writer's Center (

The Word Works is a non-profit literary organization publishing contemporary poetry, including translations, and sponsoring programs and contests for over 40 years. The Writer’s Center has been hosting and offering literary programs and workshops in the Washington DC area for over 40 years.