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Mendocino Coast Writers Conference


Portland, Oregon


South Coast Writers Conference, Oregon

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The Workshops

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Crafting a Killer First Page
3 Keys to Killer Storytelling
Killer Covers for Less than $50
Killer Description and Dialogue
Tips & Techniques for Successful Self-editing

When and where I’ve taught workshops

  • 2005, 2006 Writer’s Weekend, Seattle, WA
  • 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2017 Write on the Sound Writers Conference, Edmonds, WA
  • 2007 Murder in the Grove Writers Conference, Boise, ID
  • 2009 Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference, Mendocino, CA
  • 2011 Willamette Writers Association, Central Point, OR
  • 2012 South Coast Writers’ Conference, Gold Beach, OR
  • 2012 Wordstock Festival, Portland, OR
  • 2013 Willamette Writer’s Conference, OR
  • 2012, 2013, 2015 Write on the River Writers’ Conference, Wenatchee, WA
  • 2013, 2014, 2016 San Miguel Writers’ Conference, San Miguel, MX
  • 2014 Idaho Writers League Conference, Idaho Falls, ID
  • 2014 Writer Unboxed Unconference, Salem, MA
  • 2016 Private workshops (2), Portland, OR
  • 2017 Oregon Writers Colony, Portland, OR


San Miguel Writers Conference (Mexico)

SMA logo“Ray Rhamey’s teaching and presentation skills consistently scored at the highest levels in attendee evaluations. After each of his three workshops at the San Miguel Writers’ Conference, I heard many ‘really helped me’ and ‘I learned so much’ comments, some writers even offering ‘best workshop at the conference’ comments. For all those reasons, I look forward to Ray presenting again in San Miguel.”

    Susan Page, Executive Director   

 WOTS-logosmallerWrite on the Sound--comments from attendees on the killer first page workshop:

  • In my 3 years attending WOTS this is the best, most helpful workshop I've attended.
  • Loved his approach to using participants’ 1st pages to analyze, also loved his sense of humor.
  • Love this class, most helpful of all.
  • The best one of the day, so helpful and interactive.
  • Most interesting class of the day, format unique, discussion of other's work most informative.
  • Eye opening!


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“Ray Rhamey delivers a great workshop with energy and intelligence. Very high marks from Wenatchee’s Write on the River attendees!”

Kay Kenyon, WOTR board of directors          

Comments from WOTR attendees:

  • Very helpful. I liked that we were active participants. Will change my writing.
  • Excellent–learned so much. Left with many specific ideas for improving my writing.
  • Very intense and very helpful. One of the best workshops I’ve been to.
  • Awesome!
  • Love the hands-on personal workshop. The time flew! I learned a lot!

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“Ray Rhamey delivered to our writer's conference exactly what I'd hoped for, depth of knowledge, exuberance, and openness. His 3 Keys to Killer Storytelling workshop was an outstanding success. His professional presentation of the material, complete with excellent PowerPoint examples and meaningful exercises, brought positive, enthusiastic responses from the attendees. It was truly a hands-on workshop which I highly recommend.”

Brian Cornett, Conference Chairman

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