Books, tools, gifts and workshops
to inspire your inner writer.
Sunday thru Thursday 10am - 5:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 7:00 pm
The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore?
We are a resource place for writers and a magical 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.
Boys in the Boat author Daniel James Brown and Judy Rantz signed books for over 4 hours Saturday at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Together with The Writers Workshoppe and Imprint Books and Rat Island Rowers we earned $500 for Pocock boat restoration. — with Daniel James Brown
“A writer’s spirit deserves time and space. Whether you are a journal writer or published author, The Writers’ Workshoppe an Im[rint Books is here to celebrate the sheer joy of writing.
"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."
Upcoming Readings and Signings
Daniel James Brown
Author of the NY Times Bestseller 'Boys in the Boat'
5 pm Saturday September 20th @
Writers' Workshoppe and Imprint Books 820 Water Street,
September 24th, 6:30 pm, Jefferson County Library, Port Hadlock
Local author of A man came out of a door in the mountain.
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast Huntingford Humanties Lecture
Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.
Chimacum High School Auditorium
Sponsored by Jefferson County Library
Rosalind "Roz" Chast is an American cartoonist and a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. She grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the only child of an assistant principal and a high school teacher who subscribed to The New Yorker. Her earliest cartoons were published in Christopher Street and The Village Voice. In 1978 The New Yorker accepted one of her cartoons and has since published more than 800. She also publishes cartoons in Scientific American and the Harvard Business Review.
Oct 11th, 7 pm
@Writers Workshoppe and Imprint Books
Daniella Chace will talk to us about the health benefits from smoothies! Her new book, 365 Skinny Smoothies (Harlequin Nonfiction) will be available for purchase.
Daniella has written over 20 books on health and nutrition (daniellachace.com) and launched an NPR radio show this summer called Nutrition Matters. She also have a series of 12 books coming out next year from Sky Horse Press which are condition-based smoothie books.
Saturday, October 25th
Writers' Workshoppe and Imprint Books, 820 Water Street, PT.
As the founder of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Stafford has impacted the lives of Northwest writers for almost 40 years. His extensive publishing record has made him a teacher, poet and author to thousands more. He is also curator of the Estate of William Stafford, managing his father's amazing body of work.
Among Stafford’s 11 books of poetry and prose is “Early Mornings, Remembering my father William Stafford” which looks back a generation to the first poet laureate of the United States, William Stafford, himself a professor at Lewis and Clark College for many decades and one of America’s best loved poets and part of the fabric as well. Stafford’s book is singularly expressive in sharing his father’s life with us.