Writers conference in Centralia to offer workshops by published authors


The Southwest Washington Writers Conference will be held Sept. 9 at Centralia College, offering two dozen writing workshops.

A USA Today best-selling romantic suspense writer, Elizabeth Goddard, who has sold 1.5 million books, will be the keynote speaker. Workshop topics include how-to sessions on fiction and nonfiction, audiobooks, memoirs, marketing and flash fiction, among others. A literary agent will speak, and workshop presenters include historical fiction author Melanie Dobson, inspirational writer and speaker Christina Suzann Nelson, and many other published authors.

Participants can choose a Friday how-to session, Saturday’s workshops, or both. Lunch is included both days, and early registration is recommended.

The personalized venue of the conference offers experienced writers and beginners the opportunity to network and improve their craft. The nonprofit conference is put on by volunteers with all proceeds benefiting college scholarships.

For information and registration for the Southwest Washington Writers Conference, see https//southwestwashingtonwriters.com.