Writer Island

Orcas Island, Washington, United States

Year Round


One scholarship is offered per workshop on a competitive application basis.

CONTACT: Jill McCabe Johnson
EMAIL: info@orcasartsmith.org
WEBSITE: orcasartsmith.org

Artsmith's Writer Island is a 2-day workshop located on Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands.

Study craft in an inspiring island setting just two hours north of Seattle. The two-day workshops feature master teachers and include an evening reception and welcome session on day one, and continuing workshop, followed by free time to write and explore the island, and an evening session and sharing of work on day two. Coffee, teas, snacks, and desserts are provided. Writer Island is offered once or twice a year with varying dates. Please check our website for the next workshop and scholarship information.


Featured Writers Include:

Faculty vary each year. Previous and upcoming faculty include Kevin Clark, Melissa Hart, Jill McCabe Johnson, Peggy Shumaker, Martha Silano, Ana Maria Spagna, and Ira Sukrungruang.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Orcas Island
Washington, United States


Artsmith is a non-profit organization promoting arts education and the creation of new works of art through artist residencies, readings, workshops, and retreats.