• Rivers of Ink Writers' Conference

    Rivers of Ink Writers
  • October 9th-10th, 2015

    October 9th-10th, 2015
Welcome to Rivers of Ink, the Mid-Columbia's only professional writers' conference. We are pleased to announce that Rivers of Ink has transitioned into a full two-day writers conference featuring three tracks of workshops: Honing your Craft, Publishing & Marketing, and Genre Specific. Join us October 9th-10th, 2015 for this exciting event. Gain knowledge. Network with local authors. Meet publishing professionals. It's all right here at Rivers of Ink!

FREE Writers Workshops

Long summer days are perfect for writing. Kick off your summer with two great writing workshops. Both are FREE.

 WILL YOUR PITCH HOOK AN AGENT OR EDITOR?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Richland Public Library

12:30pm-2:30pm

  Presented by:

STEPHEN WALLENFELS, Young Adult Author

Writing the Perfect Pitch: The Art & Science of Sizzle  

MARY CRONK FARRELL, Children’s/YA Author

Writing for the Children's/YA Market: SCBWI Can Help at Every Stage of Your Career   This FREE seminar is hosted by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. Register at https://inlandnw.scbwi.org/events/is-your-pitch-strong-enough-to-hook-an-agent-or-editor/  

Not ready to publish? Then, check out this workshop:

   

NOVEL WRITING: A GREAT BEGINNING

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Richland Public Library

6:00– 7:00 p.m.

  WE will look at ways to make sure your story starts off strong and stays strong. We will cover important topics like making sure you have a solid premise, crafting a great hook and how to raise the stakes. Get ready to take your writing to the next level. Presented by: Michelle A. Hansen, author of PAINTED BLIND (2012) and BEFORE THEY FIND US (2013). Register today at www.michelleahansen.com/registration. The workshop is FREE OF CHARGE, hosted by the Richland Public Library and Rivers of Ink Writers Conference.

PLAN TO ATTEND THE 2015 RIVERS OF INK WRITERS CONFERENCE

The ink is barely dry on the 2014 Rivers of Ink conference but plans are well underway for the 2015 conference, bigger and better than ever. We will shortly have a call for presentations on the website. In addition we hope to soon be able to announce whom our 2015 Keynote speakers will be! Please bookmark the Rivers of Ink website and check back often.

2014 RIVERS OF INK CONFERENCE A SUCCESS!

The sixth annual Rivers of Ink writer’s conference was held October 10 and 11 at the Richland Public Library. Thanks to our wonderful presenters and attendees, it was the most successful ever! Over 80 people attended, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with most evaluations giving presenters 5-out-of-5. The most popular workshops were from both new and returning presenters, including topics such as Making the Break from Traditional to Indie Publishing, from keynote speaker Delilah Marvelle; The Media Interview, from Tri-Cities radio personality Greg Martin; and Real Fighting in Fiction, from Amazon best-selling author Jason Bond.   “The speakers and authors were all so friendly and kind in sharing their knowledge,” said one attendee. Another commented, “It was hard to decide which class to attend – there were so many excellent choices!” The most-requested way to improve the conference was to run more workshops. Suggestions for workshops included pitching strategies, story arc, screenwriting, poetry, and picture books. Interest in independent publishing and marketing was also high.   What would you like to see on the schedule for Rivers of Ink 2015? Tell us in the comments.