Registration - Write on the Sound

2018 Registration 

Registration is only available online. Registration opens July 18

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. 2018 theme "tba." 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. 


  • Attendees are required to select sessions at the time of registration. Please review the Conference Schedule on the website before you begin registration.
  • WOTS is held in a community center. We advise those staying in a hotel, Bed-and-Breakfast, or Airbnb property to plan ahead for transportation to and from the Frances Anderson Center. WOTS does not offer a shuttle service. Information regarding accommodations and how to get to Edmonds is available on the Travel and Accommodations page.
  • 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 they are available. But, you also 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 tickets before registering for the conference. 
  • 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.


    • 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


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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