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 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.
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. ROI provides a mix of sessions on the craft of writing, publishing and genre topics. Presenters will be paid an honorarium ($105 for each 75-minute workshop). 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. Sign up today. Presenter Application with fields
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.