Posts Tagged ‘write on the river’

Writing contests

In front of me is a stack of writing contest entries. I look at this pile of letters and emails and feel a jolt of nostalgia. My career started with a literary contest, and now our local writing conference is giving new writers that same chance. It gives me pause to remember how it felt to write alone, hoard my manuscripts, and wonder what is the point, and is this stuff any good?

I won a novel contest in a big conference (PNWA) some years ago… geez, a lot of years ago now, and in the audience for the awards ceremony was someone named Don Maass. Read More…

Best Little Writing Conference in the Universe

Registration’s open for Write on the River, the best little writing conference in the known universe. Saturday, May 17, and Wenatchee WA will get a big dose of literary lights. Workshops from the likes of Aaron Elkins, Kathleen Alcala, and the phenomenal Brian McDonald (on filmmaking). Also–and I’m not kidding–Elizabeth George! Register now or kick yourself later! Also, there’s a dandy little writing contest you might like to check out. It’s easy: (and hey, this is for those just starting out as writers!) just write 1,000 words beginning with “On the river . . .” (Closes February 4.)

E. George
Elizabeth George, Write on the River
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