The Updated News!

Abani Registration for the 2010 Port Townsend Writers' Conference update: the workshops of Chris Abani (pictured), Martín Espada, and Dana Levin are all sold out and very limited space (one to two slots) are available in the fiction workshop of Ana Menéndez and the nonfiction workshop of Denise ChávezRegistration for all workshops is available here, as well as by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x131. 

For prose options, other morning workshop faculty members include nonfiction writer Bich Minh Nguyen (leading a master class) and fiction writer Peter Orner, a Conference favorite. And the Residency-Only option (for those looking for a retreat to create, revise, or finish creative work) continues to set all kinds of enrollment records.

Registration for newly added Copper Canyon Press poet Erin Belieu has only been open for a few days, Outdoor Gathering and is already nearly half-full. Learn more about her poetry workshop here!

Finally, for those writers looking not for a full week experience but a weekend intensive in creative nonfiction, we have a June 4-5 creative nonfiction workshop for nascent, emerging, and established writers. This class is a reprise of our sold-out February 4-7 workshop.

For some, the PTWC is an intense immersion in craft. For others, it's about getting the time and space to write, while soaking in the readings and craft lectures, morning freewrites, and afternoon workshops.

Students listening attentively None of this, however, would be possible without the generous support of The Inland Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University, the University of Washington, the University of Idaho, Central Washington University, the Crab Creek Review, Willow Springs, Copper Canyon Press,, Port Book and News, the Rainier Writers' Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University, Peninsula College, and the Richard Hugo House. We are so grateful to all of these organizations.

Registration for all Conference options, including the Residency-Only option, is available here, as well as by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x131.