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Gary Copeland Lilley Named New Artistic Curator for Writers Conference

Gary Copeland Lilley Named New Artistic Curator for Writers Conference

Centrum is thrilled to announce that Gary Copeland Lilley will be the 2022 Artistic Curator for the Port Townsend Writers Conference. Gary has a long tenure with Centrum, having first come to the Writers Conference in 2008 and returning to reside here in Port Townsend shortly thereafter. He is also a regular contributor to Centrum’s

Port Townsend Writers Conference: Summer Reading Series

JULY 13th, 14th and 16th at 7:PM PST   This week, we’re trying something necessary and new: online workshops and online readings. But we’re also offering a return to what we’ve always tried to cultivate: a chance to disconnect from daily life and reconnect with the written word. We know that this is a far

Summer Writing Workshops Now Online

While the Port Townsend Writers Conference has been postponed until 2021, we have an alternative. We’re offering six online workshops this summer, giving us all the opportunity reconnect and reaffirm our commitment to our craft and our community. Faculty includes Paisley Rekdal, Alexandra Teague, Robert Lopez, Sam Ligon, Debra Gwartney and Rebecca Brown. Workshops are

Centrum Suspends 2020 Summer Season Until 2021

Programs Through August 2, 2020 Rescheduled to 2021. Centrum Executive Director, Robert Birman, announced today that the organization’s traditional summer programming for 2020 is being postponed and rescheduled to 2021. This decision affects all Centrum workshops up to and including the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues festival which was due to end on August 2, 2020.

A Warm Farewell to Jordan Hartt

After 14 years with Centrum, Jordan Hartt will be stepping down as the program manager of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, a role he has held for more than a decade. His hard work and dedication for making a community for and about writers has made this conference what it is today. Throughout his time,

July 14-20: Free Readings from The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

(Pictured above: Kate Lebo) During the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, a rich and diverse gathering of prose writers and poets read from their work. Unless otherwise noted, all readings take place at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park. All readings are free, and open to the public. Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:15—Readings by