Registration has started for the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, with a workshop by poet Carolyn Forché, “Writing On Tutka Bay: New Poems, New Passages.” Sponsored by 49 Writers, the workshop is Sept. 5-7 and costs $575 for members and $625 for nonmembers. The fee includes instruction, meals, lodging in shared cabins, hot tub, sauna and self-guided hiking. The retreat is for poets and memoir writers who want to write new work or learn techniques for revision. Carolyn Forché is a poet, memoir writer and human rights activist, and the editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, “Against Forgetting” and “Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English: 1500-2001.” Her poetry books include “Gathering the Tribes,” “The Country Between Us,” “The Angel of History” and “Blue Hour.” For more information and to register, visit 49writingcenter.org. The workshop is limited to 20 participants.