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Director seeks to raise Writer's Center profile
Focus on younger, newer writers, partnering with arts organizations

Having grown up in Wisconsin, lived in Minnesota and spent four years promoting a creative writing center at Arizona State University, Charles Jensen never pictured himself working in a place like Montgomery County.

But the new director of the Writer's Center on Walsh Street in Chevy Chase was ultimately drawn to the creative energy emanating from Washington, D.C., and the high levels of education among adults and youth in Montgomery County.

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  1. Congratulations on the article, which is very nice. But I had to smile at the opening sentence which seems to imply that "a place like Montgomery County" is somewhat disreputable, like a strippers' club.

  2. Great article - congratulations.

    A couple of years ago, I participated in the writers conference at ASU, and I only know you from an (efficient) exchange of emails. I arrived here from Twitter (I didn't get it either, at first, and still don't have it down), and I just wanted to wish you all the best at the Writer's Center.

    It was 90 degrees here last week, and you've got cherry blossoms there (or will soon). I'd say you made a good move. :-)

  3. What book are you pulling out?

  4. You look a bit circumspect in that photo. lol Great article...you're a star!

  5. What a nice article! And a great photo of you! :)

  6. You can pull my book off its shelf any time you want.