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Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 10 to July 20 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft lectures, readings, open mikes, and time to write. The faculty includes poets Kim Addonizio, Erin Belieu, Mark Bibbins, Dana Levin, and Gary Copeland Lilley; fiction writers Dan Chaon, Sam Ligon, and Robert Lopez; and creative nonfiction writers Emily Rapp and Diane Roberts. Individual residencies at Centrum during the conference, which do not include workshops but offer access to some conference events, are also available. Conference tuition ranges from $50 for afternoon workshops to $700 for weeklong workshops and $900 for 10-day workshops. Lodging and meal options range from $250 to $950. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, P.O. Box 1158, 223 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368. (360) 531-1472. Jordan Hartt, Program Manager.