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Tacoma Community College to offer regional writers conference


Gig Harbor, Wash. -- Garth Stein, best-selling author and Pacific Northwest native, is the featured keynote speaker at Write in the Harbor, Tacoma Community College’s annual writer’s conference.
Write in the Harbor takes place November 6 -7, at the Gig Harbor campus of Tacoma Community College ( conference kicks off Friday evening, Nov. 6, with Stein’s plenary address and book signing, as well as an informal mixer for conference attendees. Saturday activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a master class taught by Stein. A full complement of classes, workshops, and panels focusing on the craft and business of writing, as well as individual appointments with agents, will follow Stein’s workshop presentation.

In addition to Stein, conference faculty include Anna Alexander, Donna Lee Anderson, A.J. Banner, Jana Bourne, Susan, DeFreitas, Malena Crockett, A.C. Fuller, Mark Lindquist, Wendy Hinman, Danielle Monsch, E.C. Murray, Diana Marre, Randall Platt, Mary Smith, Carla Seaquist, and Jan Walker. Mostly Books, Gig Harbor’s independent bookseller, will be in attendance and have 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 one hundred participants. Early bird registration is $129 until Sept. 15; after Sept. 15, conference registration increases to $159. Limited fee waivers are also available.

For additional information, please contact Maria Hays at either 253.460.2372 or Additional information is also available on Write in the Harbor’s conference website at

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.

Contact: Maria Hays 253-460-2372