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Frances Anderson Center

700 Main St | Edmonds WA | 98020

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31st annual conference

September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016

Write on the Sound (WOTS) Writers' Conference, held in the historic Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds WA, is one of the premier conferences in the Pacific Northwest. Presented the first weekend in October each year, WOTS offers a unique and affordable opportunity for writers of all levels to build on their knowledge of the craft, learn about a new genre, and explore the writing industry. Its limited size makes the conference an intimate experience, perfect for sparking creativity, sharing ideas and networking with other writers.

Join us in 2016 for the 31st annual conference! Over 30 sessions on craft, marketing, publishing and specialty writing topics are available. Don't miss an opportunity to hear presentations by well-known speakers, have your manuscript reviewed by a critique expert or submit a short piece for the literary contest. You can also browse the on-site book shop and network with fellow writers and session presenters at a public meet-and-greet reception.

While in Edmonds, take time to stroll along the waterfront or browse the shops and restaurants in the charming downtown. Join us this fall for Write on the Sound on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound in Edmonds WA.


WOTS is accepting presentation proposals for the 2016 conference, Dec 1, 2015 - Mar 7, 2016. "Click Here" for application and information.


For your information and reference, download a PDF copy of last year's faculty biographies and schedule-at-a-glance.

2016 Conference Planning Calendar

Literary Contest Theme Announcement: mid-January

Faculty Announcement: end of April

Conference Schedule Announcement: mid to late-May

Brochure Mailing: mid-June

Registration Opens: Monday, July 18th, 9:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)

Early Registration Discount Ends: August 31st

Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 24th

Literary Contest Submission Deadline: September 1st

Best Western conference discount is available for those registered to attend 2016 WOTS until September 7th


Refund Policies

  • No refunds for Literary Contest and Manuscript Critique Appt. fee
  • Cancelation/refunds for registration, less $10 admin fee, is available until the following deadlines:
    Friday Pre-conference refund available through August 31st
    Saturday/Sunday Conference registration or Box Lunch refunds available through September 12th.


Wait List Policies

  • Conference Registration and Manuscript Critique Appt. wait lists are available on a first come, first served basis. Call the office at 425-771-0228 to place your name on a wait list after sessions and appointments are listed as "full" or "sold out."
  • Conference Registration wait list is only offered for the days and sessions made available through cancellations received.



2016 conference news, information and updates will be posted on the website as they are available. To receive news and information regarding the 2016 conference (Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2), please join our mailing list.


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Write on the Sound

City of Edmonds Arts Commission

700 Main St. | Edmonds, WA 98020

425-771-0228 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5:00PM (PT)

Write on the Sound is a program of the City of Edmonds Arts Commission with funding support by community sponsors.

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