The Best Little Writing Conference in the West

What do Steven Barnes, Agent DongWon Song, and indie publishing guru Anthea Lawson Sharp  all have in common? A: They’ll all be in Wenatchee WA for Write on the River in 4 weeks!

Anthea Lawson Sharp on Indie Publishing


Join us on the sunny side of Washington State for a day-and-a-half conference on the beautiful campus of Wenatchee Valley College. The Write on the River Conference annually attracts approximately 120  writers to learn from the experts, this year including nationally recognized writing teachers like Steven Barnes and Wendy Call.

Yes, we’re small, and proud of it! Our events and programming give you a chance for personal feedback and interaction with twelve expert presenters. Plus it’s fun! Join us for Saturday workshops, a Sunday morning fiction seminar, and then spend Sunday afternoon touring the wine country, renting bikes on the loop route along the Columbia, or hiking the beautiful sage-filled hills!

Sessions include:

NY Times best-selling author and featured Sunday presenter Steven Barnes.


  1. Science fiction and fantasy

  2. Indie publishing: production, distribution, marketing

  3. How to get rep’d by an agent

  4. The “voice” telling your story

  5. Sticking with it

  6. Memoir

  7. Nature writing

  8. Romance writing

  9. The art of the pitch

  10. Nature writing

  11. The inciting incident

  12. Writing in scenes

  13. Short nonfiction

  14. First page feedback from an agent

  15. Poetry and poetry critique

  16. YA/Middle Grade and even more . . .

All this for $95! In addition, on Sunday, a 3 hour master fiction class from Robert Dugoni. Sunday class, $45.

We’re g0ing to have a blast. Come join us!

May 20 – 21. Plus special kickstart Friday event! For more details.

Janet Buttenweiser on nonfiction, plus Derek Sheffield and Wendy Call.


Featured fiction workshop: Scott Driscoll


Memoirist and nationally prominent teacher Wendy Call.


Agent DongWon Song of the prestigious Howard Morhaim agency.