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Free Literary Readings from the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

Free Literary Readings from the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

During the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, a rich and diverse gathering of prose writers and poets read from their work. Unless otherwise noted, all readings take place at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park Sunday, July 17, 2016, 7:15 p.m. Sayantani Dasgupta; Jonathan Evison Monday, July 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Joy Passanante; Sam Ligon Tuesday, July


KPTZ Coverage of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

Port Townsend’s community radio station, KPTZ 91.9 FM will be broadcasting a number of programs associated with the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. All of the programs listed below will be broadcast live and available as KPTZ podcasts. Booklovers’ Cafe with Cris Wilson Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:30pm (Rebroadcast July 23, 12:30pm) Sam Ligon, Conference Artistic Director


Helena María Viramontes: Story Has No Limit

Centrum is pleased to welcome Helena María Viramontes to the faculty of the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Considered one of Hispanic literature’s most distinguished craftspersons, Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories and two novels Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came With Them.  She has also co-edited with


Jonathan Evison: The Most Honest White Man Alive

The 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference takes place July 17-24 and we’re looking forward to having the acclaimed novelist Jonathan Evison on faculty. Register online to work with Jonathan Evison at the Conference Sherman Alexie has called Evison “the most honest white man alive.” His work, often distinguished by its emotional resonance and offbeat humor, has


Sam Ligon Named Artistic Director of The PT Writers’ Conference

Centrum is honored to welcome author Samuel Ligon as its Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Ligon’s association with the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference began in 2008. Prompted by a friend and colleague, he came to Centrum as an Artist-in-Residence and was invited to teach a few, impromptu evening classes. His genuine enthusiasm


Wayne Horvitz Septet Honors Richard Hugo

An Evening of Music and Poetry 7:30pm, October 7, 2015 Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA Produced by Centrum and Copper Canyon Press Known for his multifaceted musical personality, composer/musician Wayne Horvitz ventures into progressively‑inclined acoustic jazz and ultra‑modern classicism in his latest project, Some Places Are Forever Afternoon. Written in honor of the iconic