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Registration Now Open for the 2014 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

Registration is now open for the 2014 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, scheduled for July 10-20, 2014.  Whether you’re new to writing, and seeking an inspirational environment to create new work; looking for advanced post-MFA revision workshops; or simply desire to renew and recharge yourself in a writing retreat, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference gives you


Dana Levin – Poetry & Persona

Dana Levin is the author of In the Surgical Theatre, Wedding Day, and Sky Burial, which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” Levin’s poetry and essays have appeared recently in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, APR, Agni, and Poetry. A recipient of fellowships and awards from the Rona Jaffe,

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Summer Writers’ Lectures and Readings Announced

Register today for the 2014 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference and enjoy an astonishing array of small-group workshops, craft lectures, guided freewrites, readings and more with some of the leading voices in fiction, non-fiction and poetry today.  Our full Conference schedule is posted here, and Readings and Lecture offerings here.


Jennine Capó Crucet: A philosophy of teaching writing

Four years after her first awkward months at Cornell, Jennine Capó Crucet became the first person in her family to earn a college degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English. Richard Price had been the first to suggest that she apply to MFA programs, and after some serious thinking