Only One Poetry Option Left for the 2010 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

Poet Martín Espada's workshop as part of the 2010 Port Townsend Writers' Conference is now sold out, and a waiting list has been started.

Dana Levin smaller version 300 dpi debbie fleming caffery Three spaces only, out of fourteen, remain in the workshop of Copper Canyon Press poet Dana Levin (pictured). Registration is available here, as well as by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x131 or x114.  

For prose options, other morning workshop faculty members include fiction writer Chris Abani (sold out), nonfiction writer Denise Chávez (nearly sold out), travel writer Tom Miller, nonfiction writer Bich Minh Nguyen (leading a master class), fiction writer Micheline Aharonian Marcom, and fiction writer Ana Menéndez (nearly sold out).

There will be a lot going on during the July 18-25 week—including workshops, freewrites, readings, craft lectures, and other activities. But most importantly, the Conference offers writers the space and time to think, write, and revise.

Whether you’re seeking to create or revise new work, find writing community, or simply desire a writing retreat in an inspirational location, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene: a rigorous and invigorating community for writers, editors, thinkers, translators, and ardent readers.

Also in 2010, for the first time in our 37-year history–the Port Townsend Writers' Conference will be offering a creative nonfiction workshop dedicated specifically to writing about travel.

Tucson-based writer Tom Miller–you know him from such books as "The Panama Hat Trail" and "Trading With the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba," among others, as well as articles in the New Yorker, Smithsonian, and Los Angeles Times, among many other magazines and newspapers–is leading the class. Read a description of Tom Miller's workshop here. Life on the southern U.S. border inspired his first travel book: “On the Border: Portraits of America’s Southwestern Frontier”, and he is known for the keen eye he brings to travel writing, and the way that he helps students unlock that same power not only of observation, but discovery.