15th Whidbey Island Writers Conference Oct. 25-27

Sep 18, 2013

This Oct. 25-27 marks the 15th anniversary of the renowned Whidbey Island Writers Conference.

As in previous years, the conference's trademark chat houses and intimate conversations between writers and attendees will kick off the conference. However, this year's conference promises some new and noteworthy additions.

Songwriter Ian Moore (http://www.ianmoore.com) will spearhead a track on songwriting and lyrics, and writers Storme Webber, Kelli Russell Agodon and Mary Willis will speak about defining the female voice in writing.

Nicole Persun will lead a specific segment on writing for young adults. Keynote speakers Karen Finneyfrock, Randall Platt, and Sheila Roberts will set the tones each day.

This conference places a strong emphasis on the business of writing, too, with dynamic duos Kelsye Nelson and Abigail Carter from Writer.ly (http://www.writer.ly) and Jen and Kerry from the Business of Books (http://www.bizofbooks.com)

Novelists Doyce Testerman, Anjali Banerjee, Sheila Roberts, Kevin O'Brien, and Nicole Persun will share what they know about the craft of writing, and agents Andrea Hurst and Pooja Menon are among the faculty who will take pitches and help writers to refine their messages.

The conference is now open to registration. The cost is $300. For more information, visit http://www.nila.edu/wiwc/.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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