October 3-5, 2014

Write on the Sound

photo 3Write on the Sound (WOTS) is a unique, high quality, affordable conference focusing on the craft of writing. Over 30 workshops and panel discussions are presented for all levels and interests, including valuable information regarding today's publishing industry. A limited admission of approximately 275 attendees makes WOTS the perfect place to spark your creativity, share ideas and network with other writers.

Now in its 29th year, WOTS attracts presenters and participants from all over the Northwest, the U.S. and from abroad. Plenty of free time is available to explore the picturesque community of Edmonds, located right on the Puget Sound.


This year's conference highlights are:


* Pre-conference full-day and half-day workshops and sessions
* Over 30 regular conference workshops and panel discussions
* Manuscript critiques
* A writing contest (this year's theme is "Catch")
* Keynote speaker Robert J. Sawyer on Saturday Oct. 4
* Round table topic discussions during Sunday Oct. 5 lunch hour
* Presentation by illustrator and author Robyn Chance on Sunday Oct. 5


We hope to see you in October! If you have questions, you may contact conference staff
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Click here for the 2014 Conference Schedule and link to Registration

Enrollment for the workshops is limited.

Pre-Conference (October 3)
$75 Pre-Conference Half Day Workshops
$125 Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop

Full Conference (October 4 & 5)
$140 (2 days), before August 30
$155 (2 days), after August 30
$88 Single Day (October 5 or 6)

Other Fees
$35 Manuscript Critique with Bill Johnson
$15 Contest Fee (per entry)

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Edmonds is a town of 40,000 located on the shores of Puget Sound in Snohomish County, about 20 minutes north of Seattle, and 45 minutes from SeaTac airport. With outstanding views of the water and the Olympic mountains to the west, Edmonds has a charming downtown including boutiques, travel specialties, galleries and restaurants. Known as an arts community, Edmonds is home to outstanding performing and visual arts and a historic museum.

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Conference Information

Looking forward to its 30th anniversary in October of 2015, this unique and affordable conference offers over thirty sessions on craft, marketing, publishing and specialty writing topics. The conference covers fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is also a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow writers. Presenters and participants come from all around the Northwest, U.S. and abroad.

Contact Us

Write on the Sound Conference

Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street   
Edmonds, WA 98020

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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