Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Conference brings aspiring writers, professionals together
By Colin Anderson
Perhaps you’ve jotted down a story line or have the idea for the next great “who done it” novel. Putting pen to paper on your idea can be a challenge not just for aspiring writers but those who seek to make storytelling their career. Whether you’re published or just getting started on your writing journey, the seventh annual Write in the Harbor Conference will have tips, tools, networking and advice that will help bring your ideas to life.
Put on by Tacoma Community College, the event will once again be run virtually this year. It will cover two days, Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6. Friday is an evening workshop that runs from 6 until 8:30pm. Saturday is an all-day event which kicks off at 9am and runs until 4pm.
The keynote speaker this year is Bronwyn Scott, who is celebrating her 13th year writing historical romances with Harlequin Mills and Boon, with over 65 books in publication. Her latest release is a Christmas book entitled Lord Tresham’s Tempting Rival, which came out October 1, 2021. Among her works are the 2018 Christmas release Dancing with the Duke's Heir, which was a RITA finalist for best novella, and her 2019 novella An Invitation to a Cornish Christmas: Unwrapping His Festive Temptation was a 2020 Booksellers Best Finalist. She is also a professor of Communication Studies at Pierce College.
Scott is one of 10 writers and authors scheduled to speak during the two-day event. Others bring various backgrounds in works of fiction, short story, humor and fantasy, as well as freelance and technical writing. Each will bring their unique perspective and style and will be available for questions throughout the conference.
These presenters all started somewhere and are eager to share many of the tips and techniques that helped them develop professional writing skills and become published authors.
Registration is open at TacomaCC.edu. Once you register, you’ll have access to each session. If you miss one, all sessions will be recorded, and attendees can access those recordings after the conference as well.