Conference Schedule - Write on the Sound
Conference Schedule

The following is the 2018 schedule. The 2019 schedule will be posted in the spring

Friday October 5

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


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

1:00 - 4:30 

Jump Start Your Story with Susan V. Meyers

The Hero's Journey for Storytellers withGloria Kempton

Conflict, Crisis, Resolution with Scott Driscoll

Saturday October 6 

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

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


Point of View Matters with Elizabeth Lyon 

Discover Your Writing Niche with Gloria Kempton

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

The Art of Autobiographical Writing with Janée J. Baugher


Rookie Mistakes with Michelle Barker

The Magazine Story from Story Idea to Publication with Nicholas O'Connell (Faculty Change)

Cultural Authenticity of Characters and Settings with Bharti Kirchner

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

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)


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

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

Mining Your Life for Laughter with Robert Balmer 

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


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

Memoir Writing and Poetry withClaudia Castro Luna

Critical Scene Techniques with James Thayer

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

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)


Write and Publish Your Book-length Memoir with E.C. Murray (Faculty Change)

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

How to Become a Freelance Writer with Sophia McDonald Bennett

Sink into Setting with Elizabeth Lyon


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

Fearless Marketing with William Kenower

Boost Emotional Engagement with Laura Moe

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

 12:00-1:30 - Lunch Break

Informal Roundtable Topic/Genre Discussions

Print to Performance: Author Readings Roundtable with Craig English


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

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

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

What She Said: Writing Effective Dialogue with Michelle Barker


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

Audiobooks: A New Chapter for Writers with Brian Callanan

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

Dr. Frankenstein's Character Laboratory with Craig English


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

 34th annual conference
October 4, 5 & 6, 2019


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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

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