A confluence of writers at Smoke Farm in Arlington, WA.
Till is a writers’ residency and writing event series that produces an annual chapbook. Founded in 2013 through a collaboration between Arne Pihl and Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, Till offered scalable and affordable programs to writers of all genres at all stages of their career.
Till was created to increase access to the literary world through writing practices, feedback forums, workspaces, literary readings, and publication opportunities.
By decreasing barriers to the pursuit of a writing practice, Till cultivated a space for diverse voices and an opening where writers could create, inspire, and grow their craft.
Each residency produced the publication of a hand-bound chapbook. Covers were letterpress printed in collaboration with Kate Fernandez at Abactors’ Hideout, a printing studio at Smoke Farm. Writing was contributed by residents, workshop leaders, and Till staff to create a capsule of the community that can reach and enrich a wider community. Chapbooks were released in Seattle in the fall with free public readings.
A monthly writing time took place in Seattle and open to all writers. Till Tonight was a generative time for any and all writers so long as they come to write and write anything at all.
In the wake of the COVID pandemic, Chelsea and Arne shifted focus and Till is on an indefinite hiatus.
Till logo by Shaun Kardinal. Till Patch by Max Kraushaar. Till video by Rachael Lang.