• Rivers of Ink Writers' Conference

    Rivers of Ink Writers
  • October 10-11th, 2014

    October 10-11th, 2014
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 10-11th, 2014 for this exciting event. Gain knowledge. Network with local authors. Meet publishing professionals. It's all right here at Rivers of Ink!

Grab the Early Bird Rate! Register NOW!

You have ONE MORE DAY to grab the early bird rate for Rivers of Ink. Then the registration cost will go up. Register now, choose your meals and pay with PayPal. We will see you October 10th & 11th, 2014 at the Richland Public Library.

  If you are a published author, you may drop into Adventures Underground and speak with Amanda about having your books for sale at the conference.

Call for Presentations 2014

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.

Submission Instructions:

Obtain an application form (below). Please email all requested materials as attachments to admin@riversofink.org  Include RIVERS OF INK PRESENTATION APPLICATION in the subject line.  Application deadline: May 31, 2014.

Proposals MUST include all of the following:

  • Completed Application
  • 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
  • 2-3 references.
  • Color photograph and a 50-word biography for use in the conference program

Selection Process:

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.

2014 Presenter Application

Enter Rivers of Ink Writing Contest

Write NOW!

Write NOW!

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.
We look forward to reading your work! 2014 ROI Writing Contest Rules Writing Contest Application with fields