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the conference

May 13, 14 & 15 2016 in Wenatchee

Nine workshops, special manuscript review sessions, and an afternoon of breakouts providing close interactions with presenters and fellow writers. Featured master class teacher: Bob Dugoni.

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the organization

Year Round Encouragement

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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upcoming events

Special Events Year-Round

Our next Four Minutes of Fame is coming up! Join us March 10th at Milepost 111 in Cashmere, WA. Socializing will start at 6:30 PM, and readings start at 7:00 PM. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well! Click for more information!

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membership

Supporting a Valuable Organization

Becoming a Write on the River Member brings with it a number of great benefits. Reduced Conference admission, special Members-Only events, discounts at local retailers, and more. Plug into the community and become a Member today.

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latest news

Conference 2016! May 13th-15th It’s almost here! Write on the River is North Central Washington’s only writing conference. Two days of workshops with professional editors, bestselling authors, and nationally-acclaimed speakers. Whether your goal is to be a published author, write articles for a local magazine, develop your poetry, or simply write for your own enjoyment, Write On The River has something for you! Click here for registration and other info! March Four Minutes of Fame! Our next Four Minutes of Fame is coming up! Join us March 10th at Milepost 111 in Cashmere, WA. Socializing will start at 6:30 PM, and readings start at 7:00 PM. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well! Click for more information! Writers’ Competition Closing Soon! All Entries Due FEBRUARY 12TH! It’s here! Our eighth annual writers’ competition. It’s time to ink those pens, fire up those laptops, and get that creativity

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Conference News. Posted on August 12, 2015.

2016 Writers Competition – Final Reminder!

Time’s running out to enter the 2016 Writers Competition! All entries are due by February 12th, so get those fingers flying! Submit your most polished, promising piece of prose or nonfiction. With $1,200 in prize money, our contest is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries will be honored on our website and at our May 2016 Conference. This contest is open to any writer living in Washington state. Entries must be in the mail by February 12, so don’t delay. Good luck, and happy writing! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM AND CONTEST DEADLINES: WriteOnTheRiver2016Competition

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Conference News. Posted on February 3, 2016.

January Workshop: Bring Your Characters to Life with the Enneagram System!

The ancient system of personality typing known as the Enneagram offers a powerful technical tool for developing original and dimensional characters. Familiarity with the nine basic types can help writers sharpen conflicts between characters to make dramatic situations more compelling. Being aware of the connections between story genres and Enneagram types provides insights into why we are drawn to create thrillers, romantic comedies, science fiction or other kinds of stories. Join Write On The River and noted children’s author Claire Rudolph Murphy on January 30 from 9:00am-Noon for this illuminating, inspiring workshop to push your characters deeper and your writing further. This workshop will introduce writers to this system and how it can apply to fiction and nonfiction characters and provide insight into one’s own writing life. REGISTER NOW! COST Only $15 for Write On The River Members (JOIN NOW!), $50 for non-members BREAKDOWN First hour: Intro to the nine enneagram

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Conference News, Upcoming Events. Posted on January 4, 2016.

2016 Writers Competition is OPEN!

It is once again time to announce Write On The River’s annual Writers Competition! Submit your most polished, promising piece of prose or nonfiction. With $1,200 in prize money, our contest is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries will be honored on our website and at our May 2016 Conference. This contest is open to any writer living in Washington state. Entries must be in the mail by February 12, so don’t delay. Good luck, and happy writing! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM AND CONTEST DEADLINES: WriteOnTheRiver2016Competition

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Conference News, Upcoming Events. Posted on December 8, 2015.

2016 Conference Workshops

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Click here to learn about the esteemed faculty of our 2016 conference. NEW THIS YEAR! Click here to learn about the opportunity for a professional manuscript critique! CONFERENCE KICKSTART Friday evening, 7:00 to 9:00 pm FIRST PAGE PARTY Join us in Rivertop’s banquet room, at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel on Friday, May 13. Meet and mingle with conference presenters and your local writing friends while you enjoy hearty appetizers and a no-host bar. First page critiques will start around 7:30. The two commentators, Rachel Letofsky and Rebecca Zanetti, will read several pieces aloud and then discuss their merits. This “kickstart” to the weekend conference is a great way to learn more about your own and other people’s writing! If you’re submitting a page that evening, bring it with you, untitled, without your name on it. Limit your one page of fiction or nonfiction to about 300 words, with easy-to read spacing

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Upcoming Events. Posted on October 21, 2015.

November “Four Minutes of Fame” is Coming Up!

Join Write On The River and your vibrant local writing community for a rousing evening of words and warmth on Thursday, November 19. We’re back with the latest installment of our always-popular “Four Minutes of Fame” events. Share writing of your own or just enjoy the writing of others in a friendly, social environment. The charmingly cozy and urbane Upper Eastside Coffee Company will be hosting us, so delightful drinks and toothsome treats will be available as well. Come one, come all…escape the gray chill of the fall and enjoy a literary evening with us! Socializing starts at 6:30, and readings will begin at 7:00. Write On The River Members are given first priority for reading slots (click here to Become a Member). If you’d like to read, please contact Susan at info@writeontheriver.org or call 509-293-9215.

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Conference News. Posted on October 20, 2015.
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