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Write on the River, Fall 2019

September 20-22, 2019

Join novelist Karen Gettert Shoemaker for a weekend of peace, writing instruction and writing time in historic Brownsville NE.

This limited enrollment workshop will take place literally “on the river” in the River Inn Bed and Breakfast, a floating inn on the Missouri River. The weekend will include a generative writing workshop with an experienced teacher, individual writing guidance, plenty of free time to write, and the presence of the river for inspiration. Meals and lodging included.

Need details? We’ve got them for you.

Where will you be staying?

At the River Inn in Brownville Nebraska, floating right on the river!  We’ll let the Inn speak for itself. Check it out at

How much will it cost?  Including tuition, lodging in a private room, all meals, (Friday evening through Sunday morning) the cost is $429. Writers who have attended previous Write on the River events pay only $399.

What do I need to bring? Little more than the desire to write and enjoy the company of other writers. Bring your preferred snacks and beverages for between meals. And of course you should bring your laptop and/or favorite pen and notebook, but you’re writers, so you know that. 

Register at or click on the "Register" button on this website.


After you’ve been accepted (we’re working on a first come first served basis here so don’t take it personally if we say sorry, no room at the inn (pun intended), submit a registration deposit of $200. This deposit fee will be applied to the cost of the workshop.

Limited enrollment! Only 12 writers will be accepted, so register soon! 

Questions?  E-mail us at or click on the contact tab above.

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