Make Plans Now To Write This Summer

IMGP3081 copyRegistration has opened for the 2011 Port Townsend Writers' Conference. Happening the week of July 17-24, the Conference has been at the heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene since 1974.

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 work.

Register for the Conference online, or by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, ext. 114 or ext. 131.

Morning workshops are being led by poets Dorianne Laux, Cate Marvin, and Carl Phillips; creative-nonfiction writers Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Paisley Rekdal, and Bob Shacochis; and fiction writers Pam Houston, Sam Ligon, and Cheryl Strayed.

Afternoon workshops in a wide variety of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre classes are being led by Elizabeth Austen, Sheila Bender, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, Wendy Call, Ashley Capps, Susan J. Erickson, Gayle Kaune, Anne Germanacos, Gabriel Gudding, Kitty Hoffman, Susan Landgraf, Gary Lilley, Bill Mawhinney, Deborah Poe, Midge Raymond, Laura Read, Susan Rich, Kelli Russell Agodon, Michael Schein, Jeremy Voigt, Richard Widerkehr, and Maya Jewell Zeller.

We have more options than ever, with fifty-four of these workshops (nine per day!) throughout the week. These workshops are free to those registered for a core morning workshop, and available for $150-275 if these are your main area of focus.

Some workshops are already at capacity. Learn more by visiting our Writing site.