Last Year's Conference Schedule - Write on the Sound
Last Year's Conference Schedule

Below is last year's schedule. The 2018 schedule will be announced in the spring

 

Call for 2018 Presenters: http://www.writeonthesound.com/conference-information/call-for-presenters.html

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Pre-conference | Friday 

9:00 am | Full-Day Check-in
Plaza Room, 650 Main St


9:30 am - 5:00 pm | Full-Day Workshop with Mary Buckham - Power Up Your Writing 


12:00 pm | Half-Day Check-in
Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St


1:00-4:30 pm | Half-Day Sessions

James McKean - The Shape of Time in Memoir

Rachel Weaver - Creating Sustained Momentum, Tension and Conflict

Beth Jusino - Marketing for Writers


5:00 - 5:45pm | Reading by Poet Elizabeth Austen
Edmonds Library, 650 Main St

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Conference | Saturday

8:00 am | Check-in and Refreshments


8:30-9:00 am | Orientation and Writing Contest Awards


9:15-10:30 | Sessions

Ann Hedreen - Claiming Your Voice, Writing Your Life: Tools for Memoir Writers  

Sarah Cannon Kishpaugh - Start Small, Start Indie 

Ray Rhamey - Crafting a Killer First Page 

Rachel Weaver - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Setting in Your Story or Novel  


10:45-12:00 | Sessions

Janet Lee Carey - World Building: Create Compelling Fantasy and Sci-fi Worlds
Waverly Fitzgerald - How to Write a Novel Synopsis 

Iris Graville - The Profile Essay as Genre---Telling Other People's Stories 

David Paul Williams - Contract, Copyrights and Taxes, Oh My! 


12:00-1:00 pm | Lunch Break


1:15-2:15 pm | Keynote: A Conversation with Kristin Hannah, facilitated by Megan Chance
Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St


2:30-3:45 pm | Sessions

Elizabeth Austen - Demystifying the Line Break 

Nancy Bartley - Raising the Dead: Supporting Story with the Skeleton of History 

 Shirin Bridges- Finding Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Story 

 Kerrie Flanagan - Build Your Author Platform with Magazine Articles 


4:00-5:15 pm | Sessions

Mary Buckham - Primal Branding: Take Your Marketing to a Whole New Level 

Megan Chance - Finding the Writer's Voice 

 Kristin Hannah - Revising Your Writing 


5:15-6:30 pm | Book Signing Reception
Plaza Room


6:30 pm | "Dine Around Edmonds" and After Hours Writing Groups with EPIC Group Writers

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Conference | Sunday 

8:30-9:00 am | Check-in and Refreshments


9:15-10:30 am | Sessions

Windy Lynn Harris - Five Steps to Publishing Short Stories and Essays

Nick O'Connell - The Art of Interviewing 

Rachel Weaver - The Bare Bones of Your Novel 

Eric Witchey - Irreconcilable Self


10:45-12:00 am | Sessions

Jessica Barksdale Inclán- Writing Effective, Realistic Dialogue

Kerrie Flanagan - It's All About You: Writing and Selling Personal Essays

Mystery Panel with Scotti Andrews, Thomas Hopp and James Ziskin: Putting the "D" in Dastardly Deeds

Jeffrey L Smoot - Guidebook Writing: From Pitch to Publication


12:00-1:30 | Lunch 


12:30-1:00| Artist Talk with Illustrator/Author Andrea Gabriel
EAFF Gallery [Frances Anderson Center]


1:45-3:00 pm | Sessions

Terry Persun - Moment to Moment Character Development

Leslie Adkins-Hall - Preparing for NaNoWriMo

James McKean - To Show and Tell in Creative Nonfiction

Ryan Petty - Craft an Author Business Plan in 10 Easy Steps


3:15-4:30 pm | Sessions

Barrett - Writing Beyond Good 

Shirin Bridges - Pitch Practice

Elena Hartwell - Story Structure: From the Ground Up

Laura McGee Kvasnosky - Writing with Pictures



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

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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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