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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

Support Your Local Indie Bookstores!

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.

Adventures Underground, contact Amanda - Amanda@adventuresunderground.com or (509) 946-9893

Bookworm (Kennewick & Richland), contact owner Cindy Bitzer, bookwormtricities@yahoo.com or 509-735-9016

We hope all our local authors will help these great booksellers and spread the holiday cheer!! Other questions regarding this event? Contact Michelle A. Hansen at michelleahansen@yahoo.com  

Feedback Requested

On behalf of the Rivers of Ink planning committee, presenters and volunteers, we wish to extend a hearty "Thank you!" to everyone who attended and made the 2013 conference a success.20880

We would like to hear about your experience at Rivers of Ink. If you have not already received an evaluation form, please download one of the forms below.

ROI 2013 Evaluation Form (.docx) ROI 2013 Evaluation Form (PDF)

Return forms to info@riversofink.org or mail to: Rivers of Ink, c/o Arts Foundation of the Mid Columbia, PO Box 2296, Richland, WA 99352.

We hope to see you next year!

Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for Rivers of Ink 2013!

See this websites for updates on workshops, presenters and keynote speakers.

Important Announcements:

  • Agent Linn Prentis will be attending Rivers of Ink this year. She will present a workshop "Writing a Query Letter" and will be hearing pitches from conference attendees.

  • Keynote speaker Kathleen Flinnekin was recently awarded the Washington State Book Award for poetry. Congratulations, Kathleen! We look forward to hearing you speak at ROI.

  • Some of our workshops have changed due to cancellations. Check out the new schedule and workshop pages.

  • If you are a presenter, we need your workshop blurbs and biographies NOW! Send them to Ellen or DeeAnna before September 24th to have them included in the program.

  • When you register, make sure you order lunches and get your reservations for the Meet & Greet. You can pay online using PayPal.