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Earlier this month, the Bethesda Writer’s Center welcomed a new director: Charlie Jensen, who most recently served as Assistant Director of Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. The 31-year-old Jensen has taken up residence in Silver Spring after seven years’ exile in the desert.

Jensen takes over for Gregory Robison, who vacated the post last month. Two weeks into the new gig, Jensen says the job is “great” and that Silver Spring is “beautiful.” (Jensen’s writing utilizes some more inventive descriptors).

Jensen is also the founding editor of LOCUSPOINT, an online poetry ‘zine that focuses on a new city’s talent with each issue. Coming up: A District edition, edited by local wordsmith Sandra Beasley.