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Helena María Viramontes: Story Has No Limit

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

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July 18 Free Reading: An Evening with Joseph Stroud

During the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, a rich and diverse gathering of prose writers and poets read from their work. Readings are free, and open to the public at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater. View the entire Readings schedule. Saturday, July 18, 2015 7 pm: Joseph Stroud Joseph Stroud is the author of five books of poetry: In