Readings + Workshops


March 23
Poetry Reading
Unamuno Author Series 2018
Madrid, Spain

May 9
Poetry Reading, Jefferson County Library, 6:30 p.m.
with Alice Derry
620 Cedar Road
Port Hadlock, Washington

May 31 – June 4
Deep Currents | A Writing Retreat for Women
with Pamela Sampel
at the Ravenscroft Inn
Port Townsend, Washington

July 11 – August 16
Wednesdays, 3 - 5, for 6 sessions
The Art of Memoir
Port Townsend, Washington
Writers’ Workshoppe (for registration)

July 26
Poetry Reading, Northwind Arts Center Reading Series, 7 p.m.
with Alice Derry
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, Washington

September 14 - 16
Yoga and Writing Retreat
Marrowstone Island, WA | at Plum Nelli Farm
with Christine Schoper

There was only the dark infinity in which nothing was. And something happened. . . The Word did not come into being, but it was. It did not break upon the silence, but it was older than the silence and the silence was made of it.

-- N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn



Deep Currents
A Writing Retreat for Women
May 31 - June 4, 2018
$600 + lodging (breakfast, lunch provided)

Port Townsend, Washington
at the historic Ravenscroft Inn
with Kathryn Hunt and Pamela Sampel

Deep Currents offers you the chance to leave your busy life behind, reconnect with the sources that sustain you and your writing, and find new ways to tell your stories. The four-night residential writing retreat will be held at the historic Ravenscroft Inn, in Port Townsend, home to a spirited literary arts scene on the coast of the glorious Salish Sea.

Whether you write poetry or prose, the fundamentals are the same—craft, imagination, and heart. Deep Currents will help you relax, renew, and dive into the flow. In the face of suffering—and awe, too—we raise our voices to praise, contest, and inquire into the mysteries of our lives. How do we write through what scares us? What are the stories we need to tell? What keeps us afloat in the ebb and the flood tides? Each day of the retreat will include discussion, readings, and writing prompts; solitary time to write, rest, or take a walk on the beach and touch the Earth; participant readings; and meditation (optional).

Deep Currents is an inspiring and nurturing respite that will help you name the furies and marvels that confound and gladden your heart. Join us. New, emerging, and seasoned writers are welcome.

For more information and for registration