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.
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.