Crafted by writers for writers…

Hosted by Tacoma Community CollegeWrite in the Harbor’s third annual regional conference for writers will be held in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4.

The conference kicks off Friday evening at the Tacoma Community College Gig Harbor campus with a plenary session keynoted by J.A. Jance. Saturday activities include a master class taught by J.A. Jance and a full complement of classes, workshops, and panels focusing on the craft and business of writing. There will be a book store on site with copies of presenters’ works available for purchase. Designed to provide writers with an intimate setting in which to hone their craft, conference attendance will be limited to 75 participants.

This year at the Write in the Harbor conference we will have sessions on a wide variety of genres as well as our general writing and publishing sessions. Learn more about literary and commercial fiction genres and expand your writer’s toolbox to create richer and more interesting stories. This includes building better relationships between characters, creating fantastic or realistic worlds, and constructing a sense of suspense and mystery into your work.

Please check these web pages often for updated information regarding conference content and registration.

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2017 Keynote Speaker and Master Class instructor J.A. Jance!

J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, four inter-related thrillers featuring the Walker family, and a book of poetry. Her books have more than 23 million copies in print.

Jance is an avid crusader for many causes including the American Cancer  Society, Gilda’s Club, the Humane Society, the YWCA and the Girl Scouts. A lover of animals, J.A. Jance and her husband, Bill, have a rescued Dachshund, named Bella. Born in South Dakota and  raised in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband now split their time between Seattle, Washington and Tucson, Arizona.

For more about J.A. and her works, go to

Friday Evening
November 3rd, 2017

Keynote Speaker J.A. Jance

TCC Gig Harbor Campus

3993 Hunt Street Northwest

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Keynote
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mixer/Book Signing

Saturday Conference Sessions
November 4th, 2017


TCC Gig Harbor Campus

3993 Hunt Street Northwest

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

8:45 AM Doors Open, Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM Sessions Begin
View full schedule (PDF)
4:30 PM Conference Closes

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