7th Annual Spokane Writers Conference: 2 Days of Writing & Publishing Workshops for Adults

Posted on September 18, 2023 at 6:00 am

This year, the Spokane Writers Conference has grown and we’ve partnered with Spokane Public Library to bring you the biggest conference yet, offering informative and creative approaches to writing and revision as well as insights into the processes for getting your work published.

If you enjoy writing, have an idea for a book you want to write, or are wondering about how to publish a book you’ve written, then this conference is for you!

The conference kicks off on Friday, October 27, at Central Library and continues on Saturday, October 28, at Spokane Valley Library. The conference is for adults and free to attend. Registration is required, and you can choose all your sessions using our single online registration form.

Here’s the lineup of workshop sessions and presenters for each day at their respective libraries.

(Spokane Public Library)
906 W Main Ave, Spokane
Friday, Oct 27, 10:30am–4:30pm

Four sessions, offering eight workshops:

  • Experimental Fiction & Poetry with Lindsay Hill
  • Querying as a Picture Book Author with Eija Sumner
  • Fact Finding & World Building in Historical Fiction with Tara Karr Roberts
  • Escribir una novela del concepto a la autopublicación con Teresa Sorroche (presented in Spanish)
  • Writing Everyday Magic with Carla Crujido
  • Tips for Self-Editing & Knowing When to Hire a Pro with Carrie Del Pizzo
  • Literature as Performance with Sarah Rooney
  • On Air: Podcasting for Writers with Trace Kerr

(Spokane County Library District)
22 N Herald Rd, Spokane Valley
Saturday, Oct 28, 9:30am–5:15pm

Five sessions, offering 10 workshops:

  • Getting Organized to Revise with a Purpose with Trent Reedy
  • Developing an Indie Author Mindset with Colin Conway
  • Which Comes First: The Character or The Plot with John Bladek
  • Writing Blurbs & Pitches that Sell with Asa Maria Bradley
  • Creating with Hybrid Forms with Wendy Oleson
  • Getting the Most Out of NaNoWriMo with Guy L. Pace
  • Know Where You Are in the Writing Process with Gordon Jackson
  • Publishing 101: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions with Christine Holbert
  • Journalism: Find, Pitch & Write Compelling Stories with Chey Scott
  • May Science Be with You! with Andrés Aragoneses

Conference sponsors are providing refreshments for participants. The Friday sessions are sponsored by the Friends of the Spokane Public Library. The Saturday sessions are sponsored by the Library Foundation of Spokane County.

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