Fiction Options at the 2010 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

IMG_0008 Along with nonfiction workshops (Denise Chávez will be leading a generative writing workshop, Bich Minh Nguyen will be leading a master class, and Tom Miller will be leading a travel-writing class) and poetry options (the workshops of Martín Espada and Copper Canyon Press poet Dana Levin are nearly sold out); the fiction workshops at this year's Port Townsend Writers' Conference will also be stellar, featuring Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Ana Menéndez, and Chris Abani, who has only one space left in his workshop.

Micheline Aharonian Marcom (pictured right) is the author of four novels: “Three Apples Fell from Heaven,” “TheMicheline Daydreaming Boy,” “The Mirror in the Well,” and “Draining the Sea.” She received her MFA degree from Mills College, where she currently teaches. She is also one of Goddard College's most popular instructors.

Micheline Aharonian Marcom's Class Description: "In this workshop we will read a number of short pieces by authors from all over the world and explore in short creative responses to those pieces how a writer’s “voice” emerges over time through reading, experimentation, practice, and by the allowing of influence by other writers. We will have lively discussions about the stories we read, share written work with the group, and discuss the various elements which make for good writing. Some of the writers we will read include Clarice Lispector, Bruno Schulz, Taduesz Borowski, Marguerite Duras, and Ernest Hemingway. All you’ll need for the class is a certain wildness of mind and a desire to experiment with your work."

The Port Townsend Writers' Conference is an intense, week-long full-immersion experience in the writing life. Registration is available here, as well as by calling 360.385.3102, x117 or 360.385.3102, x131. We're also available at that final extension to assist you with any questions or help you decide on the most appropriate option.