The 2019 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 14 to July 21 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. 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 Carl Phillips, Paisley Rekdal, and Robert Wrigley; fiction writers Kim Barnes, Jonathan Evison, and Daniel Orozco; and nonfiction writers Rebecca Brown, Debra Gwartney, and Priscilla Long. Tuition ranges from $450 for afternoon workshops to $750 for the full program. Private lodging and meal options range from $350 to $1,150. 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.