Author Archives: Jaime Jaynes

Tess Gallagher to receive International Lifetime Achievement Award

Tess Gallagher to receive International Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations Tess Gallagher!  The Port Townsend Writers Conference is honored to have you leading one of our Morning Intensive Workshops this year. Read all about Tess’s award and her remarkable life in the Peninsula Daily News. Tess Gallagher to receive international lifetime achievement award

Live at The Wheeler: Judge John Hodgman

Centrum welcomes star of The Daily Show and regular columnist for The New York Times Magazine, comedian and author, John Hodgman to the Wheeler Theater on Saturday, January 28th, 2023. ABOUT THE SHOW Somewhere in the space between The Supreme Court and The People’s Court lie problems so trivial and absurd that no judge in

Registration Now Open for 2023 Workshops

For nearly 50 years, Centrum has hosted weeklong workshops in historic Fort Worden State Park that give artists of all ages the opportunity to hone their craft in writing, music, visual arts, dance, and theater. Led by internationally-renowned artistic directors, the faculty, comprised of artists from around the world, share their knowledge, passion, and experience.

Katie Shore joins Fiddle Tunes 2023 Faculty

Like many fiddlers, Katie was inspired at a young age by her Grandfather. At six years old she told her parents she wanted to “play music you can clap your hands and stomp your feet to.” Hailing from Ft. Worth “Cowtown” Texas, Katie grew up playing in a world of strong fiddle traditions and music

Faculty Spotlight: Jontavious Willis, Artistic Director of Acoustic Blues

Blues musician and multi-instrumentalist, Jontavious Willis, joined Centrum as the Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop back in 2020.  Mr. Willis grew up singing Gospel music at a Baptist church with his grandfather. Since an early age, he demonstrated a talent and passion for the music and the ability to sharpen his skills rapidly.