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Conference News. Posted on August 12, 2015.

December Members Meeting

“Writers Meeting Writers” Saturday, December 16 9:15-11:15 Downstairs at the Wenatchee Public Library “Reading Your Work in Public Beautifully” Do you get nervous when you’re up in front of people? Does the microphone fill you with dread? Would you like to overcome anxiety and become more adept at reading your work in public? Susan Blair, former professional speaker, trainer and member of Toastmasters International (Advanced Toastmaster-Silver) will share tips and techniques for reading your work in public more effectively. Through easy, non-intimidating exercises, we’ll practice techniques designed to help us relax and feel more confident in front of people. In addition, we’ll have some fun networking and doing some writing! Questions? Contact Susan Blair, Membership Chair at sfblair61@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Events. Posted on December 4, 2017.

Creating the Novel: A Seven-Week Writing Seminar

Creating the Novel Write On The River presents a seven-week writing seminar from Kay Kenyon. This seminar is for beginners and mid-career authors of mainstream as well as genre novels. Topics will include concept, character growth, plot progression, scenes,structure, narrative tools and staying focused. Each session will include an hour of instruction and an hour’s critique of a student manuscript by the instructor and the other five students. The class is limited to six students. Following the seminar’s conclusion, participants can stay in touch with the instructor and each other in a private on-line chat room. DATES: First session is on Thursday, February 15 (to avoid Valentines Day) and will run every other week after that on Wednesdays until May 9. TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM. COST: $250 REQUIREMENTS:  Membership in Write on the River. Join here.  Must be 18 years of age or older.  At least

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Upcoming Events. Posted on December 3, 2017.

A Winter Writer’s Workshop in February!

Write On The River presents A WINTER WORKSHOP WEEKEND Saturday, February 24, 9:00 to 4:00 at Wenatchi Hall on the Wenatchi Valley College campus WORKSHOP COST: $60/only $45 for WOTR Members 10 free passes available for WVC Staff and students. Interested? info@writeontheriver.org Includes two 3-hour classes and an (optional) writing critique TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE! Bonus! Meet the presenters! Open to the public: A Book For All Seasons presents an author reception, book signing and Q&A at the Leavenworth Public Library at 7:00 Friday February 23. Workshop #1: FEARLESS WRITING “Learning the craft is only the beginning of a writer’s journey. It has less to do with finding a compelling opening or creating believable characters and more to do the many emotional challenges inherent in sharing our work with other people. This half-day workshop will shine a light on some of the dark questions about talent, intelligence, time, and money

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Upcoming Events. Posted on November 30, 2017.

November Members Meeting with author Matthew Sullivan!

At the next member meeting, WOTR member and author Matthew Sullivan will be presenting on “Breaking Away: Making the Most of Genre Fiction.” Join us on Nov. 18th at the Wenatchee Public Library for some networking time, and then get into the nitty gritty of fiction writing with Matthew! When: Saturday, Nov. 18th from 9:15-11:15. Where: The Wenatchee Public Library (downstairs in the meeting room) Who: You! And a friendly crowd of fellow local writers. And the fantastic Matthew Sullivan: Matthew Sullivan’s debut literary mystery novel, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (Scribner, 2017) was an Indie Next pick and a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, and has been published in six different languages. He was selected to be the Goodreads Debut Author of the Month, and his short stories have been awarded the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor’s Prize. His essays have appeared in The

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Upcoming Events. Posted on November 5, 2017.