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Free Public Readings from the 2018 Port Townsend Writers Conference

Free Public Readings from the 2018 Port Townsend Writers Conference

For more than 4 decades, Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been at the wild heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene. With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the Conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers. During

2018 Writers’ Conference Faculty Spotlight: Lily Hoang

We’re very excited to have the writer Lily Hoang on our Fiction faculty for the 2018 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Hoang is the author of five books of prose, including Changing (recipient of a PEN Open Books Award) and A Bestiary (winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Non-Fiction Book Prize). With Joshua Marie

In Memoriam: Sam Hamill

Centrum mourns the loss of former Port Townsend Writers’ Conference Artistic Director Sam Hamill. The author of more than a dozen collections of poetry and founder of Copper Canyon Press, Hamill’s lifework revolved around excellence in writing, the art of translation, and the mentoring of hundreds of the country’s finest poets over a five-decade period.

Luis Alberto Urrea Finds Inspiration In Family, Tragedy

2018 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference faculty member Luis Alberto Urrea was recently interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR/WHYY’s Fresh Air in conjunction with the release of his latest novel, The House of Broken Angels, which borrows from the real story of his older brother, Juan, who was dying of cancer when Urrea’s mother died. Growing

October 26: Natalie Goldberg Residency Reading

Natalie Goldberg, best-selling author and artist in residence at Centrum will read at Port Townsend’s Imprint Books Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. “Listen to the rain,” instructs my ninth-grade English teacher, Mr. Clemente…There was to be no essay or write or any test on