By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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PORT TOWNSEND — Lovers of novels, poetry, memoir and short stories are invited to free readings and lectures presented this weekend and next week by the Centrum Port Townsend Writers' Conference.
The public readings will take place at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, while the lectures will be given in the Fort Worden Schoolhouse.
More details are available at Centrum.org via the “Writing” link.
Here are the writers scheduled to appear:
■ Tonight, 7:30 p.m. — Readings by novelist Ann Hood, poet Dorianne Laux.
■ Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Readings by poet Cate Marvin and short-story writer Jennine Capo Crucet.
■ Sunday, 7:30 p.m. — Reading by National Book Award-winning poet Terrence Hayes.
■ Monday, 1 p.m. — Lecture by short-story writer Midge Raymond; at 7:30 p.m., readings by Cate Marvin and memoirist Sayantani Dasgupta.
■ Tuesday, 1 p.m. — Lecture by Cate Marvin; at 7:30 p.m., readings by poetry and short-story writers Joy Passanante and Midge Raymond.
■ Wednesday, 1 p.m. — Lecture by poet Patricia Henley.
■ Thursday, 1 p.m. — Lecture by Ann Hood; at 7:30 p.m., readings by poets Sam Ligon, Kim Addonizio and Gary Copeland Lilley.
■ Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. — Readings by poet Maya Jewell Zeller and novelist Skip Horack.
■ Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. — Readings by Ann Hood and Arthur Sze.
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.