Registration - Write on the Sound

Registration opens Wed., July 18th at 10:00am (Pacific Daylight Time), and is only available online. 

It's important to know the following before registering for the conference:


  • Attendees are required to select sessions at the time of registration. Please review the Conference Schedule on the website before you begin registration.
  • Wait lists are available on a first come, first served basis after the conference sells out. We do not offer wait lists for individual Saturday and Sunday sessions. Call 425-771-0228 during regular business hours (PDT) for information or to be placed on a wait list.
  • Registration is processed by Cvent, an event management software company. Make a note that "Cvent *WA" will appear on your bank/credit card statement, and not WOTS, Write on the Sound, City of Edmonds or Edmonds Arts Commission.
  • It is always best to register for the conference before booking travel. We understand prices for flights vary and that attendees want to take advantage of best possible rates when available. But, you do not want to be left with a flight you cannot ultimately use. If the conference is sold out, you can be placed on a wait list, but we cannot give priority to those who purchased flight or train tickets before registering for the conference. 

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 critique appointment fees


Friday Full Day / Saturday & Sunday (one full-day workshop / sixteen 75-minute sessions): $295
Friday Full Day / Saturday OR Sunday (one full-day workshop / eight 75-minute sessions. Saturday includes Keynote): $230

Friday Half Day / Saturday & Sunday (one half-day workshop / sixteen 75-minute sessions): $245
Friday Half Day / Saturday OR Sunday (one half-day workshop / eight 75-minute sessions. Saturday includes Keynote): $180


Saturday and Sunday (sixteen 75-minute sessions, plus Keynote): $160 


Friday Full Day Workshop (one full-day workshop): $135
Friday Half Day (one half-day workshop): $85
Saturday (eight 75-minute sessions. Keynote included): $95
Sunday (eight 75-minute sessions): $95



$40 Manuscript Critique Appointments -  Wait lists are available for fiction/nonfiction manuscript critiques and poetry critiques. Critique guidelines are available on the Manuscript Critique Appointment page.

$15 Writing Contest (per entry) - Open only to conference attendees. Contest rules are available on the Writing Contest page.

$16 Box Lunch - The Frances Anderson Center is easy walking distance to many restaurants, cafés and bistros, as well as the Saturday Farmer's Market. However, if you wish to stay on campus, a selection of four box lunch options are available when you register.

 Questions? Review our FAQ page, or send us an email from our Contact page

button registerRegistration opens Wed. July 18 at 10:00 AM (PDT)


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.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30AM-5:00PM (PT)

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