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Writing ToolsAre you having trouble getting your novel written? Are you stuck?

Get help this weekend.

Local author Michelle A. Hansen is offering an Intensive, Two-Day, Novel-Writing Workshop in Kennewick this Friday and Saturday. It is two full days of start-to-finish writing instruction. The cost is just $347, and $20 of every registration goes to Rivers of Ink! If you're ready to finally get that book done, sign up today. Register at www.michelleahansen.com/registration  

FREE Writers Workshops

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


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Richland Public Library


  Presented by:


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:



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.

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