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Writing in the Sun

Me and Larry Brooks at last year's conference chatting with a writer on her project.

Me and Larry Brooks at last year’s conference chatting with a writer on her project.

The Write on the River conference is now open for registration! Join us in sunny Eastern Washington wine country on the banks of the Columbia River. We’re a small, boutique conference with major presenters, a full range of topics and with time to chat.

Friday-Sunday, May 15, 16 and 17, Wenatchee WA

You’ve been to writing workshops andconferences (please say you have!) and you know how workshops with published authors and impassioned teachers can inspire and impact your writing life. If not–find one! Writing conferences abound, and there’s one near you.

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William Kenower is the Editor-in-Chief of “Author” magazine, an online magazine for writers and dedicated readers.  He hosts the online radio program Author2Author, discussing the books we write and the lives we lead. He will teach Sunday’s master class on fiction.

Genevieve Nine, with  Andrea Hurst Literary Management is looking to represent authors who weave layered tales with well-developed characters. Fiction: middle grade, YA, new adult, adult. Nonfiction: food memoir, travel memoir.

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Celebrated fiction writer Jim Lynch shares the insights and tips he wishes he’d been told before he began the odyssey, so long ago, to learn how to write and publish fiction. He is the author of three award-winning novels set in the Northwest.

Louise Marley is the award-winning author of eighteen novels of fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. She will present Fiction Primer: an introduction to the elements of fiction, and will join William Kenower for a special Friday evening event, critiquing first pages.

Elena Hartwell’s plays have been produced in the US, UK and Canada. She’ll present the workshop Write Dialogue like a Playwright. Watch for exciting details of free  tickets to her new play being produced at Wenatchee Valley College on conference weekend!


Andy Dappen’s articles have appeared in such venues as National Geographic, Adventure, and USA Today. He will present the do’s and don’ts of getting short nonfiction published.

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Trish McCallan has been making a full-time living from her writing since January, 2012. She is published by Amazon Publishing’s Montlake Romance imprint, and also self-publishes. She will demystify the publishing world with an introductory class, and will share marketing secrets in a special panel with R.S. Gompertz and me.


Agent and editor appointments, navigating amazon, writing the middle grade novel, poetry, memoir, the nonfiction book and a class on “fearless writing,” an extra session with William Kenower.

JOIN US FOR: A Friday Kick Start to meet the presenters and mix with fellow writers at a lovely venue overlooking the Columbia River.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Write on the River is 10 years old this May! Join us for a Birthday Bash on Saturday evening with an autographing for all conference attendees.


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