Travel & Accommodations

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The Write on the Sound writers' conference is located at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020. The Frances Anderson Center is a historic 1920s school building, converted to a multi-use recreational and cultural center for the City of Edmonds. Click here for the 
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Please contact staff about ADA accommodations.




 Getting Here

bus iconRegional Transportation: Sound Transit

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ferry icon Edmonds/Kingston Ferry: WSDOT Ferries

bus iconPublic Transportation: The Frances Anderson Center is easily accessible by public transportation. If coming from outside Snohomish County, please check your regional service of tranportation that will connect you to Snohomish Community Transit. 

plane icon1Plane: The Puget Sound region is primarily serviced by Sea-Tac International Airport, located approximately 15 miles south of Seattle. Edmonds is 16 miles north of downtown Seattle. There are several shuttle services available at Sea-Tac for transportation to Edmonds.

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From the South
: From I-5, take Exit 177 west toward the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry. Follow SR 104 to Edmonds City Center, which puts you onto 5th Avenue. Turn right at the roundabout onto Main Street. Go up the hill to 7th & Main. The Frances Anderson Center is an old school building, on the right (south) side of the street.

From the North: From I-5 take Exit 181B – Lynnwood/196th St. SW. Proceed west on 196th (SR 524). The arterial curves and changes names as it comes down the hill into Edmonds. You will come to a traffic light at 3rd and Main St. Turn left and follow Main St. up the hill to 7th & Main St. The Frances Anderson Center is an old school building, on the right (south) side of the street.

Parking: There is free, unlimited street parking in the immediate vicinity of the Frances Anderson Center on both Main Street and Dayton Street, as well as surrounding neighborhood residential streets. Please note that the blocks closer to the center of town are designated as 3-hour parking.

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Stay in Edmonds

Write on the Sound partners with the Edmonds Harbor Inn Best Western Plus to offer attendees a comfortable, convenient and affordable lodging option for their weekend writing escape. All rooms include the Extended Continental Breakfast. Other accommodations can be found through 

Best Western Plus Edmonds Harbor Inn
130 West Dayton, Edmonds, WA 98020

For more information on lodging and restaurants in the area, please go to:

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Things to See & Do

Edmonds has a casual, picturesque small-town atmosphere coupled with breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The endless charm of the city's downtown core is found in its eclectic restaurants, shops, boutiques and pubs, all within walking distance of forested hiking trails, numerous beaches and the State Ferry terminal. Whatever you choose to do, exploring Edmonds is fun and easy. For complete information of all the things to see and do during your stay, go to: |


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.

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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