Thanks to everyone who came and participated, and thank you, as well, to The Inland Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University, the University of Washington, the University of Idaho, the Crab Creek Review, Willow Springs, Amazon.com, Port Book and News, the Port Townsend Arts Commission, Rainier Writers’ Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University, Goddard College, the Writers Workshoppe, and Peninsula College.
Thanks to everyone involved, the thirty-eight-annual Port Townsend Writers’ Conference was so much fun that we’re already planning for number thirty-nine! Check out fiction writer Midge Raymond’s blog post for the Seattle P.I., and please enjoy all these photos from the week on our Flickr site! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ptcentrum/sets/72157627295185898/.
Also–please check out our autumn fiction workshops–happening in both English and in Spanish.
It all started in 1974 with the founding of the Conference by novelist Bill Ransom, who envisioned an egalitarian, non-hierarchical conference where the emphasis was on the craft of literary writing.
In the years since, such dynamic writers and welcomers as Jim Heynen, Carol Jane Bangs, Sam Hamill, Rebecca Brown, and many, many others continued this emphasis on the writing craft over the next few decades, and the Conference has become an annual pilgrammage for many.
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 is at the heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene and is designed to take you to the next level in your craft and your vision.
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.
Next year’s Conference happens for two weeks: July 8-15, and then again from July 15-22.