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January Members Event Open!

Join Write On The River for a lively, timely workshop on how to successfully bring your book to market!
A Self-Publishing Primer,” taught by Theresa Monsey, will be on Saturday January 24 from 9;00am to 12:00 in Van Tassel Center on the Wenatchee Valley College campus (free parking).
The cost for this three hour workshop is only $15 for WOTR members/$50 for non-members.
Mini-workshops (Part 1 and Part 2) are about 75 minutes each — come for either or both for one price.
 This two-part workshop reviews the steps you’ll take to distribute and market your writing without a bricks & mortar publisher.  Whether its your first-time glimpse into the intricacies of internet publishing or you’re a seasoned pro who needs some more  tactics, you’ll find value and new ideas. Theresa’s similar January 2014 workshop got rave reviews from a packed room — come on back for a refresher!
Part 1 9:00 The Basics: Getting Started
Part 2 10:30 Moving On To Publication
You won’t want to miss this content-packed, high-quality workshop!

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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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January Members Event Open!

Join Write On The River for a lively, timely workshop on how to successfully bring your book to market! “A Self-Publishing Primer,” taught by Theresa Monsey, will be on Saturday January 24 from 9;00am to 12:00 in Van Tassel Center on the Wenatchee Valley College campus (free parking). The cost for this three hour workshop is only $15 for WOTR members/$50 for non-members. Click HERE to register! Mini-workshops (Part 1 and Part 2) are about 75 minutes each — come for either or both for one price.  This two-part workshop reviews the steps you’ll take to distribute and market your writing without a bricks & mortar publisher.  Whether its your first-time glimpse into the intricacies of internet publishing or you’re a seasoned pro who needs some more  tactics, you’ll find value and new ideas. Theresa’s similar January 2014 workshop got rave reviews from a packed room — come on back for

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Conference News. Posted on December 22, 2014.

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.

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Conference News. Posted on November 21, 2014.

A Full Slate of Upcoming Fall Events!

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 of

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Conference News, Upcoming Events. Posted on August 8, 2014.

Summertime Four Minutes of Fame!

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 open

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Upcoming Events. Posted on June 18, 2014.

Book Launch Party and signing for WOTR Success Story!

Write On The River is proud to announce the Book Launch Party and first book signing for our very own Dan Gemeinhart! His launch party and book signing will be Saturday, January 24th at 4pm at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. Copies of his book will be for sale at the event, which will be open to the public. His debut novel for children, The Honest Truth, is being nationally published by Scholastic Press. It has already gotten a lot of positive attention, including a starred review from Publishers Weekly, being chosen as one of Apple’s “Top 20 Books” for the month of January, and being selected by the American Bookseller’s Association as one of their top 10 “New Voices” books for Winter/Spring 2015.  The story is set, at least partly, in Wenatchee. Here’s the Amazon blurb for the book: “In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid.

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Upcoming Events. Posted on January 21, 2015.

January Members Workshop: Self-Publishing Primer!

Join Write On The River for a lively, timely workshop on how to successfully bring your book to market! “A Self-Publishing Primer,” taught by Theresa Monsey, will be on Saturday January 24 from 9;00am to 12:00 in Van Tassel Center on the Wenatchee Valley College campus (free parking). The cost for this three hour workshop is only $15 for WOTR members/$50 for non-members. Click HERE to register! Mini-workshops (Part 1 and Part 2) are about 75 minutes each — come for either or both for one price.  This two-part workshop reviews the steps you’ll take to distribute and market your writing without a bricks & mortar publisher.  Whether its your first-time glimpse into the intricacies of internet publishing or you’re a seasoned pro who needs some more  tactics, you’ll find value and new ideas. Theresa’s similar January 2014 workshop got rave reviews from a packed room — come on back for

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Upcoming Events. Posted on January 7, 2015.

2015 Writers Competition!

It’s back: 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! There are two categories: Fiction and Nonfiction. Entries are short – 1000 word limit for each – so it just takes a little bit of time to show us your best and throw your hat in the ring.  The prize money (generously donated by Alcoa) is awarded as follows: $300 for 1st place in each category, $200 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd. You can also choose to take advantage of an awesome additional opportunity: for only $20, you can receive thoughtful, constructive written feedback from three of our judges! The competition is open to any writer who lives in Washington State. Entries are due February 18. Good luck, writers! Click here to download the official ENTRY FORM. Click here

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Upcoming Events. Posted on January 7, 2015.
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