Write on the Sound - Write on the Sound

The 32nd annual conference

October 7 & 8, 2017 | Pre-conference October 6

= Sold Out =

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Frances Anderson Center | 700 Main St | Edmonds WA | 98020

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



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Take time to be inspired this fall at Write on the Sound (WOTS), a three-day writing conference located in historic Edmonds, Washington. While enjoying breathtaking vistas of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, conference-goers will find many things to spark and motivate their creativity. WOTS offers the opportunity to explore various writing craft techniques with nationally recognized industry professionals in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Discover a different genre, collect an abundance of how-to tips, and find ways to take your writing to the next level. In addition, WOTS offers sessions that unravel the complexities of the publishing industry and outline best business practices. At the end of the day, take a short walk to our picturesque downtown, named 2017’s “best small town to visit” in Washington state by Thrillist.com. Stroll along the waterfront, browse specialty shops and art galleries, and dine at one of the many restaurants. Join us in Edmonds for WOTS 2017!


  • The 2017 conference is sold out. The Wait List for registration is full.
  • Need to know where to stay and how to get here? Go to the Travel and Accommodations page.


  • A $10 processing fee will be charged on all refunds prior to August 31
  • No refunds on registrations after August 31
  • No refunds on box lunches, contest entries or manuscript fees

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With a quick twitch of the thumbs, you can join our email mailing list in an instant. Receive up-to-date news and information about WOTS by texting "WOTS" to 22828, or click on the "Join our mailing list" logo on the right.

Don't take our word for it. Read what others have to say.

 “I've never seen so many smiles…It was clear everyone was enjoying themselves.”

“I left feeling refreshed and have jumped back into my writing with new motivation and energy.”

“This is my first writers' conference. I went from worrying about my 'right' to be there to feeling totally comfortable and one of the crowd. These are my people!”

“All the presenters know their craft and are skilled at sharing it.”

“[I have first-hand knowledge of] all the work that goes into conferences. WOTS is a well-organized and excellent experience.”


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.

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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