Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
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An inspirational weekend on the breathtaking shores of Puget Sound.

OCT 4-6, 2019 • 34th Annual

A well-established conference and regional favorite, WRITE ON THE SOUND (WOTS) presents over thirty workshops by noted authors, educators, and trade professionals.

WOTS offers a variety of high quality workshops offer an affordable experience for writers of all levels. Pre-conference half and full-day workshops are offered on the Friday before the conference weekend. The conference also features a keynote address, on-site bookshop, manuscript and poetry critique appointments, and a writing contest. On Saturday evening, relax and get to know fellow writers and conference presenters at a book signing reception overlooking the sunset on Puget Sound.

Edmonds WA is located 20 minutes north of Seattle, and 45 minutes from SeaTac airport. With outstanding views of the water and the Olympic Mountains, Edmonds features a charming downtown with a variety of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, and a regional performing arts center.

About Us
Program Description
Focus is on the craft of writing. 8 sessions per day, Saturday keynote, reception, pre-conference half & full-day workshops, writing contest, one-on-one manuscript critique appointments.
Program Length
3 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
Humor, Journalism, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Travel, Business/Technical, Publishing, Romance, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoir, Mystery, Fiction, Young Adult, Non-fiction, Marketing
2019: Charles R Johnson, Keynote. Robert Dugoni, Kerrie Flanagan, Kay Kenyon, William Kenower, Shirin Yim Bridges, and others. Final schedule available May 2019.
$165/Sat & Sun; $99/single day. Fri Pre-conference 1/2 day workshops $85, full day $138. Writing contest entry $15. Manuscript Critique $42
U.S. Locations
Edmonds, Washington
Frances Chapin
City of Edmonds Arts & Culture Manager
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference
700 Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
United States
Phone: 425-771-0228
Fax: 425-771-0253