Conference Schedule - Write on the Sound
Conference Schedule



9:30 - 5:00pm
Creating Plots and Characters for Page Turning, High Tension  Novels with Robert Dugoni 

1:00 - 4:30pm

I Want to Self Publish. Now What? with Kerrie Flanagan

Fearless Writing Master Class with William Kenower

How to Think Like a Developmental Editor with Shirin Bridges


9:15 - 10:30am

Writing for Your Audience: Middle Grade vs. Young Adult with Shirin Bridges 

Developing Your Story Voice with Scott Driscoll

Bringing Characters to Life with Kerrie Flanagan

Pitches, Queries and Proposals with Carol Levin

10:45am - 12:00pm

The Horror and the Beauty: Publishing a First Book of Poems with Ken Letko

Help! I Have to Write a Synopsis! with Roberta Trahan

Here Comes Trouble: Conflict & Story Fundamentals with Matthew Sullivan

The All Important Page One with Alice Boatwright

12:00 - 1:00pm


1:15 - 2:15pm

KEYNOTE: Dr. Charles Johnson

2:45 - 4:00pm

Seven Slippery Sins with Kay Kenyon

Being Seen: Using Images in Your Creative Nonfiction with Suzanne Paola Antonetta

The End, Now What? How to Take your Novel from Page to Market with Gabrielle Prendergast

Many Voices, Many Visions panel discussion with Charles Johnson, Shawn Wong,

Nalini Iyer, Karen Maeda Allman. Bharti Kirchner, moderator

4:15 - 5:30pm

10 Steps to Create an Author Business Plan with Ryan Petty

Five Senses, Fresh Insights: Tools for Writers of Memoir with Ann Hedreen

How Do We Get Good at Making Metaphor? with Priscilla Long

Dialogue: It's More than Talking Heads with Mary Buckham


Book Signing Reception [Open to the public / free admission]


9:30 - 10:45am

Historical Fiction World Building with Connie Connally 

The Magic of Plotting with Kay Kenyon

What Crime Writers Can Learn From Aristotle with Michael Niemann

What is Your Point of View? with Bharti Kirchner

11:00am - 12:15pm

Feature Article Writing with Carol Levin

Writing for Teens: What Is (and isn’t) YA and Why Should I Write It? with Gabrielle Prendergas

Put Drama in Your Story with Dialogue, Character and Structure with Elena Hartwell & Andrea Karin Nelson

What Gets Me Going, What Keeps Me Going with Ken Letko

12:15 - 1:30pm


1:30 - 2:45pm

Writing and Publishing a Family Memoir with Karen Treiger 

Finding a Home for Your Work with Gail Folkins

Editing and Revisions with Megan Chance

The Art of Writing Emotional Truth with Anna Quinn

3:00 - 4:15pm

Paths to Publication Panel with Candace Robb, Kira Jane Buxton and Waverly Fitzgerald, moderator

Travel Writing for Fun and (Possibly) Profit panel discussion with Christy Karras, Wendy Hinman, and Beth Jusino, moderator

The Basics of Building Your Author Brand and Social Media Presence with Laurie Buchanan

Aging & Creativity with Priscilla Long

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Write on the Sound
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St
Edmonds WA 98020
wotsat symbol mdedmondswablack dotgov

 35th annual conference
October 2-4, 2020


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Write on the Sound is a program of the City of Edmonds Arts Commission

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Write on the Sound

City of Edmonds Arts Commission

700 Main St.

Edmonds, WA 98020

425-771-0228 | wotsat symbol mdedmondswablack dotgov

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

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