The 2018 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 15 to July 22 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, open mics, and time to write. The faculty includes poets Bruce Beasley,
Ilya Kaminsky, Emily Kendal Frey, Gary Copeland Lilley, and Alexandra Teague; fiction writers Jonathan Evison, Lily Hoang, Sam Ligon, Bill Ransom, and Shawn Vestal; and nonfiction writers Melissa Febos, Suzanne Paola, and Luis Urrea. Tuition ranges from $300 for afternoon workshops to $745 for the full program. Private lodging and meal options range from $325 to $775. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Registration is first come, first served. Individual residencies at Centrum during the conference, which do not include workshops but offer access to some conference events, range from $650 to $745. 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.