The spoken word, the written word, poetic justice and recently published books, Port Townsend has more than its share of local authors and poets.

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Creative Writers, Books, Poetry

Copper Canyon Press - The Press publishes poetry exclusively and has established an international reputation for its commitment to its authors, editorial acumen, and dedication to expanding the audience of poetry.

Seb Nielson - Local author

Jim Tolpin - Cabinetmaker-turned-journalist who has written a number of award-winning books on woodworking.

Eric DelaBarre - Saltwater Taffy a story based in Port Townsend about a group of kids going on a treasure hunt.

The Egg and I - Betty Mac Donald fan club

Mary Lou Sanelli - She is the author of seven poetry collections and a number of books including Among Friends: A Memoir, Small Talk, Falling Awake: A Collection of Essays, Craving Water, The Immigrant’s Table, Women in the Garden and Close at Hand

Turtle Press / Pangolin Papers - Pat Britt
PO Box 241, 5162 Flagler Road, Nordland, WA (on Marrowstone Island)

Northwind Reading Series - Bill Mawhinney 437-9081
2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend

Books about Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula

Loop the Loop by Dashley L. Graham

Port Townsend (Images of America: Washington)

Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula: National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington (Done in a Day)

Moon Olympic Peninsula (Moon Handbooks)

Hiking Olympic National Park, 2nd: A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)

Day Hike!: Olympic Peninsula, 2nd Edition: The Best Trails You Can Hike in a Day

Hidden Washington: Including Seattle, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Cascades and Columbia River Gorge (Hidden Travel)

Olympic Peninsula/ Washington Coast, Road & Recreation Map, 10th Edition

The Olympic Peninsula: The Grace and Grandeur

The Olympic Rain Forest

Native Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula: Who We Are

Exploring Washington's Wild Olympic Coast

Best Places Destinations Olympic Peninsula

Fly-Fishing Guide to the Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula Loop: Heritage Corridor Tour

Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Olympic Peninsula: The Color of Winter

The Untamed Olympics. the Story of a Peninsula

Field Guide to the Cascades & Olympics

Across the Olympic Mountains: The Press Expedition, 1889-90

Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide (Climbing Guide) 4th Edition

Pioneers of the Olympic Peninsula

The Creaky Knees Guide Washington: The 100 Best Easy Hikes in the State

Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

Insiders' Guide to Olympic Peninsula (Insiders' Guide Series)

Washington Off the Beaten Path, 8th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)

Olympic Mountains Trail Guide: National Park & National Forest 3rd Edition

The Fisherman's Prayer: Stories, Poems, and Prayers from the Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula Rivers Guide: Fishing, Floating, and Recreations on the Peninsula's best streams

Olympic Peninsula: Road to Hurricane Ridge

Walks and Hikes in the Foothills and Lowlands: Around Puget Sound (Walks and Hikes Series)

Where to Retire, 7th: America's Best & Most Affordable Places (Choose Retirement Series)

The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest (Vintage Departures)

Dandelion Growing Wild: A triumphant journey over astounding odds by American marathon champion Kim Jones

The Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest: The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog

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