COVID-19 updates: We are excited to announce that the 2021 Writers' Institute will take place April 8-11, 2021. See the UW–Madison Smart Restart website for information on how the university will welcome students back to campus in fall 2020.

Another Week, Another Blog, Another Opportunity to Register for Writers’ Institute This Year

We are midway through January in this new decade. The excitement is growing here in the offices of Continuing Studies were we put together the details of this year’s conference. There’s lots of interest in our contests – our tried and true Poem & Page contest and – new this year – our WRAP Writing Contest. Be sure to click on “Events” on this website, scroll down to “Contests” to learn more.

In the meantime, I promised to share our Writers’ Institute Writing Community Blogs. This week’s blog is from speaker Laurie Buchanan who started this blog years ago and we have loved it on Tuesdays ever since. It is called Tuesdays with Laurie and offers observations about the writing life and life in general – here is a link to this week’s post: 

Be sure to sign up for future posts.

And be sure to register for this year’s Writers’ Institute – our agent pitch times are filling up, as are our 30 minute meetings with our speakers. Contact me with any questions at

Keep writing forward and we’ll see you in March!