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A Winter Writer’s Workshop in February!

February 24, 2018
Wenatchee Valley College
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1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA, United States, 98815

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


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.

“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 that haunt many
writers and provide tools to keep our attention where it needs to be to write
what we most want to write.”
William Kenower is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence, and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, and a sought-after speaker and teacher. In addition to his books he’s been published in The New York Times and Edible Seattle, and has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. His video interviews with hundreds of writers from Nora Ephron, to Amy Tan, to William Gibson are widely considered the best of their kind on the Internet. He also hosts the online radio program Author2Author where every week he and a different guest discuss the books we write and the lives we lead.

“The quest narrative is one of the oldest and surest ways of telling a story: we
have a desire to do something, see something, experience something, recover
something, or discover something. Some quests don’t need to be sold: finding
the Green River Killer or a cure for cancer. But you can also write a compelling
quest narrative about seeking the perfect peach or glass of Pinot Noir wine, or
coming to terms with your parents. This workshop helps you give structure and suspense to writing that might otherwise be flat and static, and whether you write personal essays, travel pieces, investigative journalism or memoir you’ll learn to propel readers forward into the narrative.”

Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A, Ph.D., is the author of The Storms of Denali (University of Alaska Press, 2012), On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature (University of Washington Press, 2003), At the Field’s End: Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest Writers (University of Washington Press, 1998), Contemporary Ecofiction (Charles Scribner’s, 1996) and Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers (Mountaineers, 1993). He has contributed to Newsweek, Gourmet, Outside, GO, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sierra, and many other publications. He is the publisher/editor of The Writer’s Workshop Review which features writing from established and emerging writers and the founder of the online and Seattle-based The Writers Workshop.


If you would like to schedule a 20-minute personal writing critique session with either of the
presenters, please submit your manuscript to him directly by email, as an attachment. Send up to 6 pages (unless it would be a complete story or essay in 7-10; in that case, send the whole text.)
Indicate whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, and whether it’s the start of a longer work or an excerpt.
Also include responses to these questions: What is the intended audience? What is the target
publication? What is the point of the article or story?
Send your manuscript by February 15 to
William Kenower: wdbk1@comcast.net OR Nicholas O’Connell: nick@thewritersworkshop.net

Subject line: Wenatchee WOTR workshop


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