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Conference News. Posted on August 12, 2015.

Pybus Prompts

RIGHT HERE, WRITE NOW We had a great time meeting and greeting people at the Pybus Market Non-Profit Day on March 24, 2018. We asked passers-by to briefly respond to a few writing “prompts” and let us publish their quick thoughts on line. Here’s what folks wrote that day: My favorite smells, sounds, tastes, textures The Beach I take my troubles to the sea And lay them on the shore Then the waves come rolling in They are gone forever more At 70 I’ve had a wealth of memory scent & taste. But I cannot pass by a blackberry bramble in July without being ten again. Sun on black bulbs of sour sweetness, acrid honey taste on my tongue of course after the just-so thumb & two-finger pluck, that pulls the whole dark cap, cobweb dust and all, into my hand. Pizza, birds, pizza pizza In the morning, I hear

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Event Recaps. Posted on April 2, 2018.

An Important Message about our Conference

An Open Letter to Local Writers Dear fellow writers, friends and WOTR members, Here in 2018, Write On The River’s twelfth year serving local writers, the board of directors has made some major changes to our programs. Some of you have joined us for our new offerings: a summer garden party, the fall writing retreat, the first of our intensive Saturday workshops, and our monthly meetings, now called Writers Meeting Writers. And there is more to come. We have suspended the annual conference, however. Some of you have been understandably distressed about that. As the founder of Write On The River, I share your disappointment. We have loved being able to bring a writers’ conference to Wenatchee, and we cherish the experiences we have shared with local writers throughout the years. Some of you who have helped with our conferences know how labor-intensive it is. Combined with the year-round programming offerings,

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Conference News, Upcoming Events. Posted on March 12, 2018.

Writers Meeting Writers: March 17th Open Mic!

Our next Writers Meeting Writers meeting is March 17 from 9 to 11AM at the Wenatchee Public Library. We are doing something a bit different for this one: a Four Minutes of Fame! Read your work, or just come and listen. Either way, you’ll get to network with local writers. Sign up for reading time at info@writeontheriver.org.

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Upcoming Events. Posted on March 5, 2018.

January Members Meeting!

Join us from 9:15-11:15 on January 20th at the Wenatchee Public Library for a stimulating and enlightening workshop. “Playing With Perspective” Writers in any genre will find this mini-workshop an eye-opening and intriguing way to capture the essence of your narrative. We’ll switch perspectives using a variety of voices (point of view) and a variety of tenses (time frame) exploring different approaches to engage the reader dynamically. Bring a short excerpt of your own writing, and a laptop or paper for lots of “quick writes” to share and discuss. Susan Lagsdin is a free lance journalist and poet with 30+ years experience teaching high school and college writing classes. She organizes events for Write On The River, writes about artists and houses for The Good Life magazine and teaches at Wenatchee Valley College.

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Upcoming Events. Posted on January 4, 2018.