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
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."
Upcoming Readings and Signings
August 22nd, 7 p.m.
@ Writers' Workshppe and Imprint Books.
Lidia Yuknavitch's first book for Harper Collins is Small Backs of Children published July 7th of this year.
She is also is the author of the anti-memoir The Chronology of Water, the novel Dora: A Headcase, and three books of short fictions. Her essays and stories have appeared at the Rumpus and in The Sun most recently. She teaches, writes, mothers, and loves in Portland, Oregon, and is the recipient of an Oregon Book Award, a PNBA award, and was a finalist for the Penn Center Prize in nonfiction. She is a very good swimmer.
Mary Lou Sanelli
October 10th, 7 p.m.
@ Writers' Workshoppe and Imprint Books
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.