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Spokane Writers Conference

Whether you dream of being the next breakout, bestselling fantasy author, or simply seek to improve your writing and research skills, the Spokane Writers Conference is for you! Hosted and organized by the Spokane County Library District, the one-day event offers a plethora of panels and workshops with some of the region’s best wordsmiths, including both in-person and online sessions. Each year, the conference is timed just before November as National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, a challenge for writers at any stage to meet daily or weekly word count goals, with the idea that by the end of the month, they’ll have a novel-length draft. Sessions on this year’s schedule cover everything from revising a draft to writing for children; crafting a graphic novel to pitching a manuscript to publishers. Among the local names leading these courses are Trent Reedy, Frank Scalise, Patricia Meredith, Kelly Milner Halls and more.

6th Annual Spokane Writers Conference • Sat, Oct. 29 from 9:30 am-4:30 pm • Free; registration required • North Spokane Library • 44 E. Hawthorne Rd. • Also includes online sessions at

— Chey Scott