Conference Schedule - Write on the Sound
Conference Schedule

2018 Write on the Sound writer's conference


Go to the Registration page for conference registration information


Friday October 5

9:00 - Full Day Workshop Check-in (Plaza Room, 650 Main St)

9:30-5:00  [Full Day Workshop Description]

Crossing the Ocean in a Bathtub: The Five (or Six) Fundamental Elements of a Successful Novel with Michael David Lukas

12:00-1:00  - Full Day Workshop Lunch Break | Half Day Workshops Check-in (Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St)

1:00 - 4:30 [Friday Half Day Workshop Descriptions]

Conflict, Crisis, Resolution with Scott Driscoll

The Hero's Journey for Storytellers with Gloria Kempton

Jump Start Your Story with Susan V. Meyers


Saturday October 6

8:00 - Check-in and Refreshments (Frances Anderson Center)

8:30-9:00 - Conference Orientation and Writing Contest Awards

9:15-10:30 -[9:15 Morning Session Descriptions]

Point of View Matters with Elizabeth Lyon

The Art of Autobiographical Writing with Janée J. Baugher

Discover Your Writing Niche with Gloria Kempton

A Doorway into a Dream: Beginnings in Fiction with Michael David Lukas

10:45-12:00 [10:45 Morning Sessions Descriptions]

Dynamic Dialogue and the Art of Subtext with Susan V. Meyers

Rookie Mistakes with Michelle Barker

The Magazine Essay from Interest to Publication with Melissa Hart

Cultural Authenticity of Characters and Settings with Bharti Kirchner

12:00-1:00 - Lunch Break 

1:15-2:15 - Keynote - Cara BlackBreaking into a Life of Crime, or What's a Pre-school Teacher Doing in the Parisian Sewers, Talking to French Police, and Taking Notes? (Edmonds Theatre, 415 Main St)

2:30-3:45 [2:30 Afternoon Session Descriptions]

Top Ten Things Writers Need to Know About Public Domain with Gary Marshall

Shining the Spotlight on Narrative Nonfiction for Children with Lois V. Harris

Mining Your Life for Laughter with Robert Balmer 

How to Keep Them Reading: Up the Odds Your Book Will Be Published with Joe Ide

4:00-5:15 [4:00 Afternoon Session Descriptions]

Exploring Villains and Villainesses, the Architects of Noir with Cara Black 

Memoir Writing and Poetry with Claudia Castro Luna

Critical Scene Techniques with James Thayer

Finding Your Path to Publication Panel Discussion with Roberta Trahan, moderator

5:15-6:30 - Book Signing Reception (Open to the public. Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St)

6:30 - After Hours Activities


Sunday October 7

8:30 - Check-in and Refreshments (Frances Anderson Center)

9:15-10:30 [9:15 Morning Session Descriptions]

Write and Publish Your Book-length Memoir with Melissa Hart 

Sink into Setting with Elizabeth Lyon

Echoes and Endings: Finishing Your Short Story Well with Kirsten Lunstrum

How to Become a Freelance Writer with Sophia McDonald Bennett

10:45-12:00 [10:45 Morning Session Descriptions]

All is Not Lost: Tips and Techniques for Making the Most Research with Claire Gebben

Mainstreaming of Speculative Fiction in Today's Market with Camille Griep 

Boost Emotional Engagement with Laura Moe

Fearless Marketing with William Kenower

 12:00-1:30 - Lunch Break

Informal Roundtable Topic/Genre Discussions

Artist Trust Grant Informational Roundtable (for WA State writers)

Print to Performance: Author Readings Roundtable with Craig English

1:45-3:00 [1:45 Afternoon Session Descriptions]

Two Steps Before Publishing: Editing and Finding a Pro with Christy Karras

Book Marketing from Your Couch: Social Media 101 with Jennifer Bardsley

What She Said: Writing Effective Dialogue with Michelle Barker

It's All A Mystery: Mystery Genre Panel Discussion with Waverly Fitzgerald, moderator

3:15-4:30 [3:15 Afternoon Session Descriptions]

Writers Helping Writers: How to Get the Most Out of a Writers' Group with Leslie Hall & Christine Dubois 

Dr. Frankenstein's Character Laboratory with Craig English

Bringing Lives to Life: the Alchemy of Memory with Carolyne Wright

Audiobooks: A New Chapter for Writers with Brian Callanan


 Go to the Registration page for conference registration information

Location

Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds WA

Contact Information

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.

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

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