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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.

Conference Registration NOW OPEN!

Are you ready for the highlight of your writing year? Are you ready to be inspired and empowered by a world-class faculty and take your writing to the next level? Are you ready to spend an invigorating day in the company of a friendly crowd of your fellow local writers? Registration for our 2015 Conference is NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE Literary Agency Representative and Editor appointments are limited and assigned in order of registration, so register today! Click HERE to see descriptions of this year’s outstanding workshops. Click HERE to learn more about our esteemed faculty. See you in May! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

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Conference News. Posted on January 29, 2015.

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.

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.

Spring “Four Minutes of Fame” Open Mic Event!

Write On The River presents the next installment of Four Minutes of Fame on Thursday, March 19 at Milepost 111 Brewing Company in Cashmere. 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 March 13. After that reading spots are open to the public. There is no cost to attend, and beer, wine, and tasty meals will be available all evening. 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

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Upcoming Events. Posted on March 11, 2015.

Join 10 Local Authors for exciting signing event this Saturday!

Come on down to Pybus Public Market this Saturday, February 28 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to meet and mingle with other local writers, have a shot at some great door prizes, and get some books signed by 10 great local authors! This“Think Local Authors First”event, sponsored by A Book for All Seasons and Write On the River, is a semi-annual event at Pybus Market. From Science Fiction and Fantasy to Regional and Children’s books, you will find a book you can take home … and a chance to visit with the author. Award winning Kay Kenyon and Trish McCallan, well-loved children author Robert Wells and first-time author Dan Gemeinhart highlight the impressive field of local writers. See you there!

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Conference News. Posted on February 23, 2015.