The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene. With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the Conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers.
Space remains in the fiction workshops of Sam Ligon (pictured) and Patricia Henley, the poetry workshops of Cate Marvin and Arthur Sze, and the nonfiction workshops of Ann Hood and Joy Passanante. These generative-writing classes are designed for beginning, emerging, and established writers, and published authors rub elbows with folks who have never put pen to paper before.
The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference is all about creating new work, having new conversations, and meeting new people in a rigorous, craft-focused environment. Learn more by browsing the links to the right, or call Program Manager Jordan Hartt directly at 360.385.3102, x131 and tailor a schedule built around your current needs as a writer.