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 11-12th, 2013 for this exciting event.
Gain knowledge. Network with local authors. Meet publishing professionals. It's all right here at Rivers of Ink!
Rivers of Ink is now accepting proposals for presentations for our October 10-11th, 2014 conference.
Please read the following carefully and be sure to submit all required materials. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Now in its sixth year, Rivers of Ink focuses on high quality writing, submissions, the road to publication as well as life as a published author. We offer a variety of classes for all levels and interests. Special features include keynote speakers, workshops, book sales featuring books by conference presenters, a meet-and-greet reception at Bookwalter Winery and more. The two-day conference offers eighteen workshops. RIO provides a mix of sessions on the craft of writing, publishing and genre topics. Presenters are paid an honorarium ($105 for a 75-minute workshops). Lodging and transportation are only paid for Keynote speakers, but a stipend is available to those traveling more than 100 miles. Rivers of Ink Writers Conference is held at the Richland Public Library, Richland, WA.
Obtain an application form (below). Please email all requested materials as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org Include RIVERS OF INK PRESENTATION APPLICATION in the subject line. Application deadline: May 31, 2014.
Proposals MUST include all of the following:
Detailed description of presentation topic, plus a 50 word summary of the topic
A list of three things people will learn from this presentation
Current resume, including courses you have taught and location, public speaking experience, publication credentials
Color photograph and a 50-word biography for use in the conference program
Applications are reviewed by the ROI Planning Committee. Selections are based on appropriateness of content for the conference program, topic, and presenter expertise on topic.
Rivers of Ink invites you to enter our second annual writers' contest. This year, we have a five page limit, fiction or non-fiction, and is open to every writer over the age of 12. So come on, students and adult writers alike, send us your best writing. Winners will be announced at the Rivers of Ink Writers’ Conference October 10-11, 2014.
$50 cash prize
$10 entry fee.
Entries will be judged by local editors and published authors.
Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday.
Author Sherman Alexie, in an open letter to authors, asked that authors go out on Small Business Saturday and play bookseller for a day. We have local bookstores who would love to participate in this event, and they need authors!
What to do:
If you are a local author and you would like to support this great cause, please contact one of the following Indie Bookstores and offer your time to sell some books.