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Summer Writing Workshops Now Online

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

Centrum Announces New Program Manager for Writing

Centrum Executive Director, Robert Birman, announced today that George Marie, of Port Townsend, has been selected as the next Program Manager for Writing at Centrum, effective July, 2019. Outgoing manager Jordan Hartt has led Centrum’s writing programs skillfully since 2006 and is settling in Olympia, Washington, to raise his family. Ms. Marie will work with

Daniel Orozco Teaches Short Stories at 2019 Writers’ Conference

The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference is excited to welcome Daniel Orozco to the faculty in 2019. With his unique and sharp understanding of craft, workshop participants will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the craft of the short story. Daniel Orozco is the author of Orientation and Other Stories (Farrar Straus Giroux). His work has appeared