Books, tools, gifts and workshops
to inspire your inner writer.
Open every day 10 am - 5:30 pm
The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore?
We are a resource place for writers and an eclectic general bookstore. We carry over 5000 books carefully curated based on our favorite books lists, reviewers, and the passions of our customers and ourselves.
We also offer daily writing workshops—over twelve a week. Some workshops meet on a weekly basis, others are weekend intensives. Some are facilitated, some are not. Our instructors come from all over—we’ve been honored to have Dorothy Allison, Kim Stafford, Pam Houston, Lidia Yuknavitch, Clare Dededer, Gary Lilley, Greg Glazner and many, many more—click on the “instructors” tab to see them all. All of our workshops give a writer more tools to expand their writing into the shape of their dreams. Our goal is that each writer leaves a workshop on fire with confidence. Feedback is given in the spirit of drawing out the essence and voice of the artist and is given in a respectful and useful manner. We know that every artist reaches a point where they intuitively sense they have something more to learn and in a strong workshop great things can happen. We’ve seen it, over and over again.
We sell fun writerly stuff too. We try not to take ourselves too seriously because well, that’s exactly the kind of thing that clogs our writing and makes us cranky. So, we’ve got tee-shirts that say things like, “I Make Stuff Up” and “Revise, you know you want to,” and greeting cards and postcards about writing that make you laugh out loud. Oh, and there’s our famous Writers’ Block Chocolate and Coffee made locally in Port Townsend—items that have proven to open even the most blocked vein.
We are lovers of words and stories and the imaginative people who write them. We are lovers of the alchemy that happens between writers and readers and the pages of a wonderful book.
“A writer’s spirit deserves time and space. Whether you are a journal writer or published author, The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books is here to celebrate the sheer joy of writing.
Anna Quinn Proprietor
Our own Anna Quinn- listen to her podcast with Black Hills Press - The How and the Why of It
Pako the shoppe dog.Lidia Yuknavitch, Dorothy Allison and Anna Quinn
Patrick Jennings during Indie Saturday.
Kim Stafford with Anna and Peter Quinn
Writing group in progress.
Let the reading begin!
"This shop is for anyone who wants to write, has to write, aches to write, can’t write, wishes they could write, is scared to write. It’s for those who don’t know where to start. Or where to end. It’s for anyone interested in developing the craft of writing."
Need a Room of Your Own?
Our workshoppe room is available during store hours 7 days a week. $10 hr. 12 chairs around a large oak table. Cozy. Coffee, tea and water available. To rent, email annaquinn(at)writersworkshoppe.com.
Upcoming Readings and Signings
Actor and Author Marianne Leone Cooper Book Signing
2015 Huntingford Humanities Lecture
Thursday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.
Chimacum High School Auditorium
Jess Walter is the author of eight books. He's been a #1 New York Times bestseller, finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and the PEN/USA Literary prize in both fiction and nonfiction, and won the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award. His work has been published in 30 languages and his short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Harpers, McSweeney's, Esquire and more.
Mary Lou Sanelli
October 10th, 7 p.m.
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Sanelli's newest title, A Woman Writing: A Memoir in Essays. What writing about writing taught me about determination, persistence, and the ups and downs of choosing a writing life, is forthcoming in September 2015 (Aequitas Books, NY).
She has published seven collections of poetry and two works of non-fiction, Among Friends and Falling Awake. Her regular columns appear in Seattle's City Living Magazine, Art Access magazine, as well as the Peninsula Daily News & Lilipoh magazine. She has written for the Seattle Times, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Morning Edition, National Public Radio, Seattle's NPR affiliate station KUOW FM, and many other publications and radio stations. She works as a successful literary speaker and is booked at regional and national conferences and many, many other venues. Also a master teacher of Lyrical style Jazz Dance, she teaches classes & workshops throughout the world.This dance training and performance experience enables her to present with skills that surpass the average author reading. She lives with her husband in Seattle.
October 24th, 7 p.m.
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Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press). Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Post Road, Salon, New York Times, Hunger Mountain, Portland Review, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, Poets & Writers, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, Bitch Magazine, and Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. She has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, Anderson Cooper, and elsewhere. Her essays have won prizes from Prairie Schooner, Story Quarterly, and The Center for Women Writers, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The MacDowell Colony. The recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, she is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). She has taught retreats and workshops nationwide, serves on the Executive Board of VIDA:Women in Literary Arts, and has co-curated the Mixer Reading and Music Series in Manhattan for eight years. The daughter of a sea captain and a psychotherapist, she was raised on Cape Cod and lives in Brooklyn.
Writers Workshoppe and Imprint Books.
Please join us for a reading by local author & bookseller Kristy Webster as we celebrate the launch of her book: The Gift of an Imaginary Girl, Coco & Other Stories, published by A Word with You Press.
Kristy Webster is a writer, artist and mother of two. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University and her Bachelor's Degree from the Evergreen State College where she majored in creative writing, visual arts, and feminist studies. Her work has appeared in several online journals such as: Lunch Ticket, Pithead Chapel, The Feminist Wire, Shark Reef Literary Magazine, Pacifica Literary Review, The Molotov Cocktail, Connotation Press and A Fly in Amber. Her work is also featured in two print anthologies by GirlChild Press, A Woman’s Work and Just Like a Girl. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington with too many cats.