A Place for Writers
Books, tools, gifts and workshops
to inspire your inner writer.
1-360-379-2617 Hours: Every day 11am - 5 pm
What do these brilliant authors have in common?
They are all coming to
The Writers' Workshoppe this Spring!
go to the Workshops tab to find out more.
There's more than one way to run a bookstore.
When we founded The Writers' Workshoppe our goal was to focus upon what writers need to write better. That was four years ago.
Now, we are continuing that focus by expanding our book selection in a very writer-centric manner.
Anna has created categories that represent various elements of writing. For example:
We have re-organized the shoppe into these, and other, interesting writer-as-reader focused catagories. And guess what? People like it. They are also eager to offer suggestions, which is so cool we've created a suggestion box.
We hope you will visit our shop in Port Townsend and experience what we're talking about.
“A writer’s spirit deserves time and space. Whether you are a journal writer or published author, The Writers’ Workshoppe is here to celebrate the sheer joy of writing.
A clean, well lighted place to write.
We have two rooms available on Mondays and Tuesdays free of charge. It's a place where writing is honored and people who enjoy books and/or writing feel at home.
If your group is looking for a place, needs a little change of scenery for a while, or simply wants to come and go without too much preparation and hassle, we'd love you have you call The Writers' Workshoppe your place to meet.
If your group is from out of town and want to plan a literary get-away, we might be just the ticket.
Simply email Anna at the address under Contact Us and she will be in touch to make arrangements.
What does a group need? A clean, well lighted space.
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Along with workshop updates, each day you’ll receive a writing prompt to keep your momentum going. One of the most difficult things for a writer to do is actually sit down and write. By writing every day you’ll develop a writing habit, you’ll teach your brain to come up with ideas at will-ideas worth writing about and worth reading about. The point is to create a writing habit. It’s like going to the gym. The more you go, the easier it is to keep going. And the more you work out, the better the results. Writing is no different. Work the muscle. Sweat.
Each and every time you respond to a writing prompt your name will go into the monthly drawing. You can win a cool book or tool from our store or even a workshop. All winners will be announced on the WW Facebook page.
"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."
Saturday, May 25th, 7:00 p.m.
Lidia Yuknavitch, author of the Chronology of Water and Dora: A Headcase.
Saturday, June 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Stafford will read from his recent memoir '100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do (how my brother disappeared)' A remarkable memoir which explores the suicide of Kim's brother, Bret Stafford. This is a book of reflection; on life, on death, on growing up as the son of a famous father, poet William Stafford. It also explores the impact on the family taking a sensitive, honest look at the light and dark moments that make up a life.
Judith Pasco. Wednesday, June 19th, 7:00 p.m.
Pasco reads from her book “somewhere for my soul to go: a place, a cause, a legacy” . Part memoir and travel story, Pasco produces a narrative that is both humorous and sobering about her founding of Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation. The book offers glimpses of the indigenous women and girls of a weaving/seamstress cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico.
Wed., June 26th, 7:00 p.m.
Sjoholm reads from "With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman among the Sami, 1907-1908.Emilie Demant Hatts,
With the Lapps in the High Mountains, originally published in 1913 is now available in its first English translation by Barbara Sjoholm.It is the narrative of Emilie Demant Hatt's nine-month stay in the tent of a Sami family in northern Sweden in 1907–8 and her participation in a dramatic reindeer migration over snow-packed mountains to Norway with another Sami community in 1908.
Open-mike Second and Fourth Friday, 6:00 p.m. at The Writers' Workshoppe