General Information About WOTS - Write on the Sound
General Information About WOTS

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

Old posters1DSC 0516Write on the Sound writers' conference (WOTS), presented the first full weekend in October in Edmonds WA, is a high quality, affordable conference focused on the craft of writing. Over 30 workshops and panel discussions are available for all levels and interests, including valuable information regarding today's writing and 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.

Established in 1985 by the City of Edmonds Arts Commission as a one-day event, the conference now attracts presenters and participants from all over the Northwest, the U.S. and Canada. The conference is held at the Frances Anderson Center, a historic 1920s era school building converted to a multi-use recreation and cultural programs facility. 

Edmonds is a town of 40,000 located on the shores of Puget Sound in Snohomish County, Washington State, about 20 minutes north of Seattle, and 45 minutes from SeaTac International Airport. Edmonds is home to one of the six of Washington State's famous Puget Sound ferry terminals (Edmonds/Kingston ferry run). Its charming downtown and hillsides feature breathtaking vistas of the Sound and Olympic Mountains. Enjoy strolling along the waterfront, wandering through downtown's various boutiques, specialty shops and art galleries during your stay. Grab a bite at any number of the downtown's restaurants, cafes and pubs. Visit the historical museum, the Cascadia Art Museum, attend a movie at the historic Edmonds Theater in the evening, or a concert at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Voted one of "The Best Small Towns to Visit in All 50 States" by in 2017. 

2018 Steering Committee

Lesly Kaplan (Chair), Erin Arguelles, Susan Ferguson, Mindy Halleck, Rubie Sanborn Johnson, Fred McCandless, Jennifer McCord, Jim McKean, Joanne Otness, Ryan Petty

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Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds WA

Contact Information

Write on the Sound

City of Edmonds Arts Commission

700 Main St.

Edmonds, WA 98020


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Office 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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