Crafted by writers for writers…

Hosted by Tacoma Community College, Write in the Harbor’s first annual regional writers conference will be held in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7.

The conference kicks off Friday evening at the Tacoma Community College Gig Harbor campus with a plenary session keynoted by prominent author and Pacific Northwest native, Garth Stein. Following his presentation, Mr. Stein will be available to conference participants during an informal mixer and book signing. Saturday activities begin at 8:30am with a master class taught by Garth Stein and panels of agents and editors. A full complement of classes, workshops, and panels focusing on the craft and business of writing, as well as individual appointments with agents are scheduled throughout the day. Mostly Books will be in attendance and have copies of our presenters’ works available for purchase. The conference wraps up with a final hour promoting conversation and networking among conference attendees and presenters. Designed to provide writers with an intimate setting in which to hone their craft, conference attendance will be limited to one hundred participants. Conference registration is closed for the 2015 Write in the Harbor Regional Writer’s Conference.

Write in the Harbor is a program of the Continuing Education Department of Tacoma Community College (TCC). TCC provides a dynamic learning environment that is recognized for student success, academic excellence and quality instruction. Located at the TCC Gig Harbor Campus (and also serving the greater Tacoma area through select programs on the TCC campus), TCC Continuing Education provides career training, personal enrichment and life-long learning opportunities for adults of all ages in a stimulating and supportive community setting.

TCC Student Conference Fee Waiver

Two Tacoma Community College students who demonstrate financial need and an interest in writing will be given a fee waiver to attend Write in the Harbor.  Attending writing conferences can be a very valuable experience for budding writers and we want to support this opportunity for our students!  Thank you to the Marlene S. Bosanko and Charles F. Cline fund for making this opportunity available to TCC students.

Submit by October 18, 2015 deadline to be considered.

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