Discover what WOTR has to offer all year 'round! We gather for classes on novels, poetry, memoir, publishing and more. From genre favorites like mysteries and fantasy, to mainstream and literary, we're here to help.
Hosted six times a year, enjoy a 1.5 - 2 hour session with presenters and critique options.
Past presenters have included Matthew Sullivan, Anthea Sharp, Bill Kenower and the husband-and-wife-team of writer Jason Brick and agent Rachel Letofsky.
Writers Meeting Writers
Join us for informal meetings with introductions, networking, and author chats. Hosted the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
These membership meetings are open to the public. We ask that you join WOTR after two meetings.
Four Minutes of Fame
Attend open mics held at fun venues around the valley. Read your work in front of a receptive audience. No critiques, just socializing and sharing.
Keep an eye on our upcoming events for how to sign up for limited reading slots.
High School Writing Competition
North Central Washington students grades 9-12 can submit their fiction, and cash prizes go to three winners. Sponsored by the North Central Regional Library and best-selling novelist Chelsea Cain.
Submissions are usually due in March.
Watch for our informal pub gatherings. After the words, we gather to share a meal and/or a favorite beverage.
At these happy hour sessions, we gripe about writing! We toast our successes!
Guest Author Brunch
In spring or summer, we invite a well-known author to town for a talk, signing, and brunch or dinner.
The local community has so far enjoyed Nancy Pearl and Erica Bauermeister as guests.
Open to members and non-members alike.
Adult Writing Competition
Give it a try! The Writers Competition awards a total of $1200 to six writers of fiction or nonfiction.
Submission guidelines change through the years, so be sure to check back for entry details beginning late in the calendar year.
Crafting the Novel Seminar
A spring class for aspiring novelists. Career novelist Kay Kenyon teaches this seminar of bi-weekly, two-hour classes. Limited to six students. Includes an hour of instruction and an hour classroom critique each session.
Check back in the fall for registration information. Applications must be submitted by December.
Write On! Garden Party
In September we celebrate the writing life with a casual evening meal and get-together in a gracious outdoor setting