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.

Blogpost Wisdom

Tuesdays are a great day for blogposts.

Especially this Tuesday.

Laurie Buchanan, one of our favorite Writers’ Institute speakers, has posted information about her participation in this year’s conference. We love Laurie’s enthusiasm and always look forward to her amazing sessions. She is also, as she says, available for 30-minute Right Here, Write Now meetings – don’t miss scheduling one of these meetings with Laurie.

Writers’ Institute 2020

Additionally today, your favorite new author Larry Sommers writes this:

The first time I attended the UW Writers’ Institute, in 2018, I knew right away I had found my tribe. We are all different, yet all the same. We have to write. Whether or not we’re any good at it. Whether or not we can sell it. Whether or not we grab the brass ring of fame and fortune. 

Later this month I will attend my third Writers’ Institute. I will see old friends and make new ones. I will pitch my book to bona fide literary agents and learn new and better ways to navigate the literary marketplace. 

Here’s a link to this terrific post today. It is Part 2 of his post from last week.

Birth of a Book, Part 2


Enjoy all of this blogpost wisdom and join us March 26-29 at the Madison Concourse Hotel for the 31st annual Writers’ Institute!