Rivers of Ink, a professional writers’ conference sponsored by the Arts Foundation of the Mid-Columbia, will run two-days – Oct. 9 and 10 – at the Richland Public Library this year. It will feature two tracks of workshops over the two days, including genre-specific sessions and seminars on “Publishing and Marketing” and “Honing your Craft.” At Rivers of Ink, writers and those aspiring can gain knowledge about the industry, network with local authors and meet with publishers.
Keynote speakers at this year’s Rivers of Ink are Kathleen Alcalá and Karen Spears Zacharias.
Kathleen Alcalá is the award-winning author of the story collection Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist as well as three novels set in 19th-Century Mexico, as well as a collection of essays called The Desert Remembers My Name. She’s been a writer in residence at Seattle University, Richard Hugo House and the University of New Mexico, and now teaches at Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island. Visit her online at kathleenalcala.com.
Karen Spears Zacharias of Oregon is a former Tri-City Herald columnist. She is the author of the best-selling Mother of Rain and its sequel, Burdy, soon to be published. Her work has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio. Her other books include Karly Sheehan: The True Crime Story Behind Karly’s Law; After the Flag has Been Folded, and Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? ’cause I need more room for my plasma TV. Read her blog at karenzach.com.
Registration is open, so for information and online registration for Rivers of Ink, visit the website riversofink.org. You can receive an early-bird discount if you register by Sept. 18.
Rivers of Ink is proud to welcome Douglas Lee from Kimberly Cameron Associates to our 2015 Conference! Doug has an interest in Speculative, Sci-fi and Fantasy (SFF) fiction but welcomes many more genres. Register now to save your spot at the conference! Early bird discount still applies!