Port Townsend Writers’ Conference Public Readings

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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.

2023 Reading Series

(Programs and artists subject to change)

Public Readings
All readings are free and open to the public!
Readings at 7 p.m.:

Sunday, July 16

Anastacia Renee, CMarie Fuhrman, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Quenton Baker

Monday, July 17

Anna Quinn, Sebastian Matthews, Kristen Millares Young, Tess Gallagher

Tuesday, July 18

Jourdan Imani Keith, Alice Derry, Elizabeth Colen, Brandon Hobson

Wednesday, July 19

Laura Read, Melissa Febos, Derrick Harriell

Thursday, July 20

Rena Priest, Shawn Vestal, Ravi Howard

Friday, July 21

Sam Ligon, Gary Copeland Lilley, Sasha LaPointe, Kim Addonizio

All readings are held in-person at the Wheeler Theater and broadcast live from Centrum’s website. Programs and artists subject to change.