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Summer “Four Minutes of Fame” is Coming Up!

Write On The River presents the next installment of Four Minutes of Fame on Tuesday, August 25 at O’Grady’s Pantry at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth.

Four Minutes of Fame is a casual and enjoyable evening of local writers reading their original works.

Networking begins at 6:30pm followed by readings beginning at 7pm.  Opportunities to read are open to all, but they are limited, scheduled in advance, and available to Write On The River Members first, through August 19. After that, reading spots are open to the public.Ogradys

Come and delight in an open mic night for writers! Sign up to read your poetry, essay, short fiction, journal entry, or novel excerpt. Or simply come and listen. This is not a competition, performance, slam, or critique, just a friendly evening among local writers.

Want to become a Member?  It’s easy! Join at http://writeontheriver.org/members/become-a-member.  Sign up for microphone time or get more information at info@writeontheriver.org or 509-293-9215.

Leavenworth’s Sleeping Lady Resort, steeped in historical charm and natural beauty, is an ideal setting for sharing great writing. The resort has generously offered us the newly expanded granite patio at O’Grady’s Pantry for the evening. So come early and enjoy light local cuisine and Northwest wines, beers, and spirits while listening to local writers share their works.

O’Grady’s is located 2.6 miles from town, on Icicle Road at the entrance to Sleeping Lady.

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May 15, 16 & 17 2015 in Wenatchee

Twelve workshops, award-winning authors and fuel to keep your writing fire alive. Join us on the banks of the mighty Columbia and keep the words flowing.

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We are a year-round organization offering diverse opportunities for Washington writers to network, socialize, hone their craft and stoke their fire. Discover all that Write on the River has to offer. .

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On January 24th Write On The River is presenting a special Member Workshop: "Self-Publishing Primer." Learn from a super-successful local exactly how to make self-publishing work for you and how it just might make your writing dreams come true!

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Summer “Four Minutes of Fame” is Coming Up!

Write On The River presents the next installment of Four Minutes of Fame on Tuesday, August 25 at O’Grady’s Pantry at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth. Four Minutes of Fame is a casual and enjoyable evening of local writers reading their original works. Networking begins at 6:30pm followed by readings beginning at 7pm.  Opportunities to read are open to all, but they are limited, scheduled in advance, and available to Write On The River Members first, through August 19. After that, reading spots are open to the public. Come and delight in an open mic night for writers! Sign up to read your poetry, essay, short fiction, journal entry, or novel excerpt. Or simply come and listen. This is not a competition, performance, slam, or critique, just a friendly evening among local writers. Want to become a Member?  It’s easy! Join at http://writeontheriver.org/members/become-a-member.  Sign up for microphone time or get more information at info@writeontheriver.org or 509-293-9215. Leavenworth’s

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Upcoming Events. Posted on July 23, 2015.

Interested in Fundraising and/or Promotion? We’re Hiring!

Write On The River is looking to hire an awesome team member to help grow our organization. The position is a part-time contracted one that could combine both fundraising and promotional responsibilities. Download this PDF to get all the details! WOTRPromoFundCoordinator.doc

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Uncategorized. Posted on August 2, 2015.

A very big “THANK YOU!”

Our annual conference was a huge success, and we’d like to thank all the presenters, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers who made it happen. THANK YOU! We could not have done it without your support and involvement. And thanks to all who joined us on Saturday evening for our 10th birthday party! We are looking forward to the next 10 years! As always, we have a full slate of awesome events coming up this summer and fall. Stay tuned to our Facebook, e-newsletter, and this website for all the dates and times for upcoming meet-ups, workshops, events and Four Minutes of Fame open mic nights. Happy Writing!

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Conference News. Posted on May 23, 2015.

Congrats to our 2015 Writing Competition Winners!

Applaud Write On The River’s Winning Writers! Top awards for short fiction and nonfiction in the 2015 ALCOA Competition go to six local literary artists. Jen Barger, Marlene Farrell, David Hammond, Janna Hatton, Jake Lodato and Lloyd Smith will receive a share of $1200 in cash prizes at the opening of the Conference on Saturday May 16. CLICK HERE to read their winning entries. Their younger counterparts submitting work to the group’s Chelsea Cain Fiction Competition will also be recognized at that ceremony. They are Juan Gaspar Martin Jr., a senior at Wenatchee High School; Ellen Perleberg, a sophomore at Cashmere High School (Honorable Mentions) and the $100 prize winner, Edan Patterson, a junior at Wenatchee High School in WVC’s Running Start program. Congratulations to our wonderful winners, and thanks to all who threw their writerly hat in the ring!

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Conference News. Posted on April 22, 2015.

HOWELL: Writing about NOT writing

Jamie HowellI haven’t been writing … not on the novel anyway. I found it supremely difficult, then, to muster the gumption necessary to blog about novel writing when I wasn’t actually doing it. Thus, the massive gap between blog entries here at the Write On The River site.

But then it occurred to me that NOT writing may itself be part of a normal writing process.

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Howell at the Moon: The Blog. Posted on March 19, 2015.
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