Readings + Workshops

Upcoming | Readings + Workshops

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Spirit in the Dark: Poetry for Hard Times - a writing workshop
Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend
10 – 4 pm
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Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2020
Then, Again: The Art and Craft of Memoir
with Spencer Reece and Kathryn Hunt - a writing workshop
Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend
10 – 4 pm
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I find that scene-making is my natural way of marking the past. Always a scene has arranged itself: representative, enduring. This confirms me in my instinctive notion... the sensation that we are sealed vessels afloat on what it is convenient to call reality; and at some moments, the sealing matter cracks; in floods reality... 

Virginia Woolf
Moments of Being

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Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2020
Then, Again: The Art and Craft of Memoir
with Spencer Reece and Kathryn Hunt - a writing workshop
Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend
10 – 4 pm

Memoir begins with listening — to voices, warnings, memories, silences, dreams, intuitions, and the pounding of our own hearts. What is the story asking to be told? In this two-day workshop we’ll investigate this question through the work of contemporary writers like Sven Birkerts, Sheila O’Connor, Sonia Deraniyagala, and Therese Marie Mailhot and seek to unearth the urgencies and desires that compel our own stories. Memoir interrogates the ever-mutable I,—that insistent, mysterious self—attempting to say what happened and what it means to us now. We’ll explore the narrative and reflective voice as a way to move between the past and its implications. You’ll bring an excerpt of your memoir or personal essay, have the chance to make revisions overnight, and the next day the instructors will provide feedback to every class participant. Multi-genre and non-chronological stories are welcome. You’ll go home with a new draft and a deeper understanding of the possibilities of memoir, along with ideas and encouragement to plunge ahead with your project.

for more information and to register 
contact Writers' Workshoppe
820 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA. 98368
(360) 379-2617
info@writersworkshoppe.com