right here, write now
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!Conference News. Posted on February 23, 2015.
FIND OUT HOW GOOD YOU CAN BE!!!
- $100 cash award
- for 9-12th graders in Chelan and Douglas County
- no entry fee
- short fiction (1000 word maximum)
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!
Agent and Editor appointments are limited and assigned in order of registration, so register today!
See you in May!Conference News. Posted on January 29, 2015.
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.Conference News. Posted on November 21, 2014.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 20 from 7-9pm for our fall “Four Minutes of Fame” event — a chance to share your words with the world. These are some of Write On The River’s most popular events, and for good reason!
Read anything – your poetry, essay, short fiction, journal entry, memoir, novel excerpt. it’s casual, it’s easy, and it’s free.
Enjoy a fun, social way to try out your writing – this is not a slam, critique session, performance, or competition.
Don’t want to read? You’re welcome to listen and enjoy the work of local writers!
Join us for this seasonal event at the newly remodeled Upper East Side Coffee Company (corner of Grant and Kentucky) in East Wenatchee. Gather after 6:30, readings start at 7:00. Light suppers, wine and beer are available all evening.
Sixteen reading slots are available. WOTR members sign up first, from now until November 11, and non-members may take available times after that. Want to become a member? Go to writeontheriver.org — you’ll find several other good reasons to join!
Email info@writeontheriver or call (509)293.9215Conference News. Posted on October 23, 2014.
Write On The River regretfully announces that we have to cancel our Saturday September 27 Member Event at Van Tassel Hall. The guest agent and speaker, Genevieve Nine, is unable to attend due to a death in the family and sends her apologies.
(Refunds will be sent to anyone who has pre-registered.)
Remember that you can register now for our upcoming Members Workshop, “Walk and Write On The River,” an outdoor literary adventure with Derek Sheffield, Saturday October 11, 9:30 to 12:30. CLICK HERE TO REGISTERConference News. Posted on September 23, 2014.
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 the Columbia River, ending with your sack lunch and an hour of (optional) readouts and guided commentary. Fiction and nonfiction writers as well as poets will love this feet-on, hands-on, workshop.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo local group)
Four Minutes of Fame Open Mic Night!
Write Here, Write NowConference News, Upcoming Events. Posted on August 8, 2014.
Write On The River is pleased to congratulate Kimberly Smith of Eastmont High School for winning our 2014 High School Writers Competition for her short story, Violet Sleep and Steep Staircase. Kimberly will receive a $100 cash reward, generously donated by former Write On The River Keynote Speaker and NY Times Bestselling author Chelsea Cain. She will also be recognized at our Writing Conference May 16-18.
We would also like to recognize our Honorable Mentions: Edan Patterson of Wenatchee High School for The Fall of Orion, and Ella Hall of Liberty Bell High School for When the Snow Fell.
The panel of six judges discussed at length several excellent pieces and commented on the overall maturity of the writing style and the depth of themes. This year’s entrants have written some involving and reader-grabbing fiction! Thanks to all for submitting work to the competition.Conference News. Posted on April 17, 2014.
Write On The River is thrilled to announce the winners of our 2014 Alcoa Writers Contest! We had a record number of entries this year, so these champions really earned their spot (and their prize money)! Thanks to everyone who entered – our judges were very impressed with the quality of writing across the board.
Great job to all!