Registration for the 37th-annual Port Townsend Writers' Conference will open on November 9, at 9 am. We've restructured very slightly, to add one more morning-exercises class, led by legendary writing guide Ellie Mathews from 9 to 10:30 pm, daily.
The other morning morning workshop faculty members will include fiction writer Chris Abani, nonfiction writer Denise Chávez, poet Martín Espada, poet Dana Levin, fiction writer Micheline Aharonian Marcom, travel writer Tom Miller, nonfiction writer Bich Minh Nguyen (leading a master class), and fiction writer Ana Menéndez.
Afternoon workshop faculty members will include Wendy Call, Sam Ligon, Susan Landgraf, Susan Rich, Deborah Poe, Lana Ayers, Kelli Russell Agodon, Maya Jewell Zeller, Tamara Sellman, Kitty Hoffman, and others.
For the past thirty-seven years, aspiring writers, readers, translators, and editors have come to Centrum literary programs to immerse themselves in the writing life and make breakthroughs in their personal work. In this inspiring and supportive atmosphere, such literary figures as William Stafford, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Ken Kesey, Richard Hugo, James Welch, Raymond Carver, Rebecca Brown, and many, many others found community and made breakthroughs in their creative development through workshops and residences.
Registration will be available in eleven days! On November 9, registration will be available here, or by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x131 or x114.
The image, "Coastal Wheatfields", is a digital reproduction of an oil painting by, and copyrighted by, Centrum visual artist Diane Wilkinson. Reproduction granted only through written permission from the artist.