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2016 Write On The River Contest Winners!

In case you missed it, we had another wonderful writing competition this year, full of tremendous talent. The winners have long been announced, but it’s never too late to show off some of the outstanding writers we have here in our community and in our state. Competing with over a hundred entries, these winners rose to the top of an impressive pile to stake their claim to fame (and, hey, a part of the $1200 prize money fortune!). Congrats to our winners and all who bravely put their best literary foot forward…our judges were wowed by the quality of all the entries. Stay tuned this fall for your chance to participate in our 2017 Writer’s Competition!

Click here to read this year’s winning entries!





















Great job, everyone!

Conference News, Event Recaps, top. Posted on August 8, 2016.

Summer “Four Minutes of Fame” is Coming Up!

Write On The River presents the next installment of Four Minutes of Fame on Tuesday, August 25 at O’Grady’s Pantry at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth.

Four Minutes of Fame is a casual and enjoyable evening of local writers reading their original works.

Networking begins at 6:00pm 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 August 19. After that, reading spots are open to the public.Ogradys

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 at http://writeontheriver.org/members/become-a-member.  Sign up for microphone time or get more information at info@writeontheriver.org or 509-293-9215.

Leavenworth’s Sleeping Lady Resort, steeped in historical charm and natural beauty, is an ideal setting for sharing great writing. The resort has generously offered us the newly expanded granite patio at O’Grady’s Pantry for the evening. So come early and enjoy light local cuisine and Northwest wines, beers, and spirits while listening to local writers share their works.

O’Grady’s is located 2.6 miles from town, on Icicle Road at the entrance to Sleeping Lady.


top. Posted on July 23, 2015.