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Erin Belieu’s Slant Six Featured in NY Times

Erin Belieu’s Slant Six Featured in NY Times

Erin Belieu, Centrum’s Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, was recently featured in the New York Times for her new poetry collection Slant Six. Erin’s fourth collection, Slant Six, is an inundation of the humor and horror in contemporary American life—from the last saltine cracked in the sleeve, to the kitty-cat calendar in an office cubicle. With its


Joseph Stroud Added to 2015 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

Centrum is pleased to announce the addition of poet Joseph Stroud to the faculty of the 2015 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. He’ll be leading the workshop: “Conceiving the Poem: Auras, Architecture, and Luminous Moments.” Stroud is the author of five books of poetry: In the Sleep of Rivers (Capra Press), Signatures (BOA Editions), Below Cold

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YAWP is Sold Out for 2015

Thanks to all of the writers who have made Centrum’s inaugural YAWP program (Your Alternative Writing Program) sold-out as of December 1.  Please register now for the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference in July if you missed this writers’ residency!


Sheila Bender Leads November Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Writer Sheila Bender will be leading Centrum’s 2014 Autumn Creative Nonfiction Workshop at Fort Worden, November 6-9. Register online for the Autumn Creative Nonfiction Workshop Sheila Bender’s essays and poems appear online and in numerous North American literary magazines and anthologies including Poetry Northwest, The Seattle Review, The Bellingham Review, Tiny Lights, and Tidepools, among


Creative Nonfiction Workshop Nov. 6-9

We write memoir and other forms of creative nonfiction to explore meaning in our human experiences and observations. To do this and gain insight, we must not only relive our experiences as we write them, but shape these experiences for the page. What to include? What to leave out? Where to start and where to