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
Saturday, June 3rd, 7 PM
@Writers' Workshoppe and Imprint Books
820 Water St., Port Townsend, WA
Sawnie Morris won the 2015 New Issues Poetry Prize for Her, Infinite, (judge: Major Jackson), which was released by New Issues Press in 2016. Recent honors include the 2016 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize (judged by Lee Upton); inclusion in the online edition of BAX: 2016, Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press); and a feature in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine’s focus on five-over-fifty debut books in 2016. Sawnie has received a Poetry Society of America George Bogin Memorial Award and been a co-winner of the New Mexico Book Award. Her writing about poetry and poets has appeared in Boston Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Kenyon Review, and she has served as Book Review & Essay Editor of the Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art. Sawnie has extensive experience teaching poetry writing workshops in universities, at conferences, online, and face-to-face in her studio in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.
Every third Tuesday.
Better Living Through Coffee
100 Tyler Street
An evening of 5-Minute Readings
Come read your poetry and flash/micro-fiction, all genres welcome.
The third Tuesday of each month.
Sign-ups at 7p.
Room of Your Own?
Our workshoppe room is available during store hours.
Weekdays: $10 per hour/ $50 per day
Weekends: $20 per hour/ $100 per day.
12 chairs around a large oak table. Cozy. Coffee, tea and water available. To rent, email annaquinn(at)writersworkshoppe.com.