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Conference News. Posted on August 12, 2015.

Writing For Focus

Information from Paula Marie Coomer’s Write on the River, May Conference session; Perseverance in the Writing Life.  Preview her information at paulamariecoomer.com.  Next drop down The Writing Road, then click Writing Like a House Afire.  Jaana Hatton and Pat Turner will facilitate anyone interested in another method of writing.   Come see what we are about at this informal gathering. Dates:  Every Thursday, June 15-July 20 Time:   2-3:30 Place:  Pybus Public Market in front of the community kitchen Bring:  Pen, a journal, and willingness spirit to explore.

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Conference News. Posted on June 16, 2017.

2017 Competition Winners

The 6th annual Chelsea Cain High School Writers Competition awarded a $100 prize for the winner, $25 gift certificates from A Book For All Seasons for the two honored finalists, and personally inscribed journals from author Chelsea Cain for all the finalists. All three boys are juniors. Honored finalists are Jorge Rodriguez (Cashmere High School) for “My Three Birthdays” and Logan Reinier (Entiat Middle-High School) for “Willow.” The winner is Chris Danko (Wenatchee High School), who wrote “Swing and a Miss.”   The 9th annual Write on the River Competition, with $1200 in cash awards, featured seven writers, all from north central Washington. An honorable mention for fiction went to Sadonna Heathman for “There Ain’t No Strangers Here.” In nonfiction, the third-place winner was Mary Gallagher for “The Fruit Room. In second place was Rachael Lundin, who wrote “Road Trip!” The first-place winner in nonfiction was Judy Brezina, for “Eliot.”

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Conference News. Posted on May 26, 2017.

Opportunity for Local Authors

GOT BOOKS? WANT READERS? If you’re attending the conference, we encourage you to bring your published books and join our workshop presenters for an autographing and bookselling reception in Van Tassell Center. That starts at 4:30, after Saturday’s workshops. (Sorry, table space is limited to the first ten authors who apply.) To be part of the event, please email info@writeontheriver.org with your name and book title(s) if you want to hand-sell at your table. OR, contact A Book For All Seasons (subject line “WOTR book sales”) and for a fee they will handle your sales.

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Conference News. Posted on April 7, 2017.

2017 January Workshop Coming Up!

Come join us in Wenatchi Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, January 21st, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon for our January Workshop! THE STAKES MUST ALWAYS BE DEATH: How to Start Your Story and Keep the Pages Turning, by Maureen McQuerry. Together we’ll discover how conflict and tension fuel a character’s emotional journey and keep readers engrossed until the very end. How do we engage our readers’ hearts as well as their minds? Come prepared to participate in some short writing exercises and if you have a work in progress, bring it! Members Price: $15 Non-Members Price: $50 REGISTER HERE About our presenter, Maureen McQuerry: Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars, is an ALA Best Book for YA 2013, Bank Street and Horne Book recommended book, and a winner of the Westchester Award. Her most recent books are a MG fantasy duo, Beyond

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Upcoming Events. Posted on January 11, 2017.