October 3-5, 2014

The 29th Annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference 
October 3-5, 2014 in Edmonds, WA
Presented by the City of Edmonds Arts Commission.
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WOTS Conference



Held in Edmonds, WA, a beachfront town on Puget Sound, WOTS is an ideal setting for unravelling the mysteries of writing.  This unique and affordable conference hosts a capacity 275 attendees and attracts presenters and participants from the Northwest, far flung states, and abroad. Workshops include sessions on craft, marketing, and specialty writing topics.


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Stay connected with WOTS and your writing community. Our WOTS Steering Committee and upcoming presenters are blogging about current events, new projects and keeping writers connected throughout the year. 





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2014 WOTS Conference Schedule



Planning for the 2014 WOTS is now underway. The conference will include pre-conference workshops, over thirty sessions as part of the full conference on Saturday and Sunday. The 2014 conference schedule will be available in July 2014. Sign up to be on the WOTS email list to receive conference updates. 


2013 Conference Schedule


Explore Edmonds and Beyond


Consider a long weekend in Edmonds and take time to explore our waterfront community and beyond. Located in Snohomish County, Edmonds is surrounded by spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest, Snohomish County is 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula. 
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2013 WOTS Literary Contest



The theme for the 20th annual Write on the Sound Literary Contest was Flight! The 2013 winning literary contest entries can be downloaded here. Check out our blog for a hint about the 2014 Literary contest theme. 


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Stay in Edmonds

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Plan to make Edmonds and the Write on the Sound Conference your next destination for a memorable getaway. Only 15 miles north of Seattle, downtown Edmonds offers a unique walkability to local art galleries, specialty shops, clothing boutiques, wine bars and restaurants.  Enjoy sunset on the Waterfront Walkway with stunning views of Edmonds’ Public Art collection and the Olympic Mountains or see a show at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.


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Conference Information

This unique and affordable conference hosts a capacity 275 attendees. Attracting presenters and participants from the Northwest, far flung states, and abroad, our Saturday and Sunday workshops offer over thirty sessions on craft, marketing, and specialty writing topics. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, YA, social networking and creativity are only some of the choices.

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Write on the Sound Conference is located in Edmonds, WA in the Frances Anderson Center.  

Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street   
Edmonds, WA 98020


Public Transportation
The WOTS Conference is easily accessible by public transportation
Please check websites for current transportation schedules.

By Bus:  Community Transit   
By the Sounder: Sound Transit
By Train: Amtrak