Registration for the 2011 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference Opens on October 25

We're putting the finishing touches on the 2011 Port Townsend Writers' Conference, happening JulyIMGP1860 copy 17-24 of next year. Registration will open on October 25, by 9 am.

With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the Conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene.

Whether you’re new to writing, and seeking an inspirational environment to create new work; looking for advanced post-MFA revision workshops; or simply desire to renew and recharge yourself in a writing retreat, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference gives you the craft and connections to make breakthroughs in your


From 9 to 11:30 we have our morning classes. View 2011 faculty. In these classes, you study intensely with one teacher, developing a core community with your workshop. In the afternoons, we have workshops in all literary genres, as well as special topics. The selection of both morning and afternoon workshops will be, in 2011, the most diverse in our history. Led by such writers as Ashley Capps, Gabriel Gudding, Wine and hors d'ouevres Wendy Call, Susan Rich, Susan Landgraf, Gary Lilley, and many, many other fine writers and teachers, these drop-in classes have grown each year that we've offered them and will be more varied than ever before.

In the late afternoon and evening, you'll find our vibrant readings and lectures series, and at night, you have the chance to read from your own work. If you're already engaged in a specific project, we also provide the popular Residency-Only option. Registration for everything opens two weeks from today.  

Can't wait? Registration for the April Poetry Symposium, featuring Copper Canyon Press poet Erin Belieu, is already more than half-full and is available here, as well as by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x116.