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From the Studio: Spokane Writers Conference 2022

John Bladek, Gwendolyn Haley, Kelly Milner Halls
John Bladek, Gwendolyn Haley and Kelly Milner Halls (L–R) in the KPBX studio

Organizers and workshop hosts from the 6th annual conference describe what's in store

Fiction author John Bladek, nonfiction writer Kelly Milner Halls and Gwendolyn Haley, the Spokane County Library District's public services manager, met with E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio to talk about the upcoming Spokane Writers Conference on October 29.

The conference, which is organized by the Spokane County Library District, is now in its sixth year. This year's event features a full day of optional in-person and online workshops hosted by experts and designed for both budding and experienced writers.

Topics for the sixteen available sessions include world-building, editing, conducting research and finding a publisher. The sessions also cover a variety of genres, such as children’s literature, graphic novels, mystery, nonfiction, poetry, crime and sci-fi.

Both the in-person and online workshops will take place concurrently on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 9:30am to 4:30pm. In-person sessions will be held at the North Spokane Library; online sessions will take place via Zoom.

The event is free but participants will need to register in advance for their desired workshops. For a full list of sessions and to register, visit the Spokane Writers Conference 2022 webpage.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director