Two. As in, "two." Dos. Ni. This symbol, here: 2. Two things you can count on at the Port Townsend Writers' Conference.
First, the faculty will be great. Writers who have dug down deep and mastered the craft. Second–the faculty will be great teachers. We didn't pick just anybody to come to the 38th annual Port Townsend Writers' Conference. The writers you will find are as passionate about teaching as they are excellent in their writing. They live and breathe to share what they know.
The Conference, long known as one of the most nurturing and rigorous Conferences in the country, offers–for early risers–morning freewrites with the inimitable Ellie Mathews, whose guided prompts have led participants to innumerable finished works. From 9 to 11:30 we have our morning classes, led by such writers as Pam Houston, Dorianne Laux, Cate Marvin, Carl Phillips, and Paisley Rekdal. In these classes, you study with the same teacher all week, and develop a core community with the workshop.
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 their work in a supportive environment.
If you're already engaged in a specific project, we also provide the popular Residency-Only option. We provide the housing and the dining. You simply finish your literary work. Registration for everything opens soon.