October 13-15, 2017

Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA
Sponsored by the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America





Join us for the 28th Annual Emerald City Writers’ Conference, the largest local RWA conference on the west coast. This year we’re excited to welcome a film and television scout, who will be taking pitches along with our top notch editors and agents. So whether you’re published many times over or just starting out, there’s something at ECWC for everyone.

Be sure to check out our add-on Master Class made up of a panel of experts in law enforcement and psychology, as well as the amazing line up of workshops.

We hope you’ll join us October 13 – 15, 2017, as we take over the Bellevue Westin.

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Take a Peek at the Schedule!

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Conference Oct 13-15, 2017

 Add-On Master Class begins at 8:30 am on Oct 13, 2017, separate registration required


ECWC Welcomes our 2017 Keynote Speakers!

Sarah MacLean

maclean2New York Times, Washington Post, & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on‘s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.





Rebecca Zanetti

RebeccaZanettiRebecca Zanetti is the author of over thirty romantic suspense and dark
paranormal novels, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, BnN, iTunes, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels.

Amazon labeled Mercury Striking as one of the best romances of 2016 and Deadly Silence one of  the best romances in October. The Washington Post called Deadly  Silence, “sexy and emotional.” She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about  being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Find Rebecca at:



Darynda Jones

DJONES001-2New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious RITA®, a Golden Heart®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.


Saturday, October 14, 2017 is the Passport to Romance  Reader Event.

Join us for the “booktail” party of the year!

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