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2015 Alcoa Writers Competition Opens!
It’s back again: the Alcoa Write On The River Writers Competition! Polish your prose and give us your best for a chance to win your share of the $1200 in prize money! Entries are due February 18.
Good luck, writers!
Click here to download the official ENTRY FORM.
May 16, 17 & 18 2014 in Wenatchee
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It’s back again: the Alcoa Write On The River Writers Competition! Polish your prose and give us your best for a chance to win your share of the $1200 in prize money! Entries are due February 18. Good luck, writers! Click here to download the official ENTRY FORM.Conference News. Posted on November 21, 2014.
Write On The River is thrilled to announce a great schedule of upcoming events for writers in our region. With not one but two Member events, a book-signing extravaganza, a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) group, and another Four Minutes of Fame open mic night, you have a lot of options for awesome literary activities to get your creative juices flowing. Some of these events are still getting fleshed out, so be sure to check back here for updates, registration, etc. The dates are set, though, so get them on your calendar now! Walk and Write On The River! Saturday October 11 from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Douglas County Administration Center, 140 19th St NW in East Wenatchee (go west at the light) and the East Side Loop Trail. An outdoor literary adventure perfect for an autumn morning! Preview by naturalist, poet and WVC English professor Derek Sheffield, a “walk and write” on the banks ofConference News, Upcoming Events. Posted on August 8, 2014.
WRITE ON THE RIVER presents FOUR MINUTES OF FAME THURSDAY AUGUST 7, 7:00 to 9:00 @ PYBUS MARKET (at the foot of Orondo in Wenatchee) We’ve traveled all over the place with “Four Minutes of Fame” (aka “Writers Meeting Writers”) in the last six years: Caffe Mela, Weeds, Van Tassel Center, The Ruby Theater, Milepost 111, Snapdragon, Upper Eastside Coffee Company, Sleeping Lady. . .and this August we’re giving Wenatchee’s Pybus Market a try! Sign up soon and join fellow writers for a free, informal evening of readings — bring your own poetry or prose, timed to four minutes, and enjoy the camaraderie of other writers! Or, you can choose to be part of an audience of listeners. (Note: This is not a slam, a critique session, or a competition) Readings start at 7:00. Delectable food and beverages are available at Pybus– so come early and sample the wares (South offers to stay openUpcoming Events. Posted on June 18, 2014.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 20 from 7-9pm for our fall “Four Minutes of Fame” event — a chance to share your words with the world. These are some of Write On The River’s most popular events, and for good reason! Read anything – your poetry, essay, short fiction, journal entry, memoir, novel excerpt. it’s casual, it’s easy, and it’s free. Enjoy a fun, social way to try out your writing – this is not a slam, critique session, performance, or competition. Don’t want to read? You’re welcome to listen and enjoy the work of local writers! Join us for this seasonal event at the newly remodeled Upper East Side Coffee Company (corner of Grant and Kentucky) in East Wenatchee. Gather after 6:30, readings start at 7:00. Light suppers, wine and beer are available all evening. Sixteen reading slots are available. WOTR members sign up first, from now untilConference News. Posted on October 23, 2014.
Write On The River regretfully announces that we have to cancel our Saturday September 27 Member Event at Van Tassel Hall. The guest agent and speaker, Genevieve Nine, is unable to attend due to a death in the family and sends her apologies. (Refunds will be sent to anyone who has pre-registered.) Remember that you can register now for our upcoming Members Workshop, “Walk and Write On The River,” an outdoor literary adventure with Derek Sheffield, Saturday October 11, 9:30 to 12:30. CLICK HERE TO REGISTERConference News. Posted on September 23, 2014.