Published Short Stories, a Poem, and a Three Book Deal

I am always thrilled to hear about and share success stories from our various authors. This one is quite wonderful – Jon Etter attended the 2014 Writers’ Institute and paid serious attention to his writing. As a result, and after attending the 2015 and 2016 Writers’ Institutes, he has had nine short stories and one […]

Sign and Sell Your Books at the Conference

Don’t forget that if you are attending the 2018 Writers’ Institute you can sell your books at the conference. Mystery to Me Bookstore will be handling the sale of our speaker’s and author’s books again this year. On Saturday we will have a book signing/selling event. If you are an author attending the conference, be […]

Join Writer Greg Renz at This Year’s Conference

    “I have made so many friends over the years by attending these conferences and workshops. Each event is like going home again where everyone gets you, where you can talk writing without someone’s eyes glassing over. The Madison writing community is incredibly warm and welcoming. Everyone is willing to help one another regardless […]

If Not Now, When?

So you’ve been writing your novel or nonfiction manuscript for some time now. You’ve even finished a good first draft, however, like most writers, you’re afraid to let go of it. This is your baby, this is your masterpiece, this is your…well, life, in some cases. Sooner or later you’ll need to ask the question […]

Write City Magazine and Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Nadine Kenney Johnstone has been an important part of our Writers’ Institute. She is also the Winner of the Chicago Writers Association 2017 Book of the Year Award for Indie Nonfiction. That book is Of This Much I’m Sure, the story about her IVF challenges and the healing power of hope. Here is an excerpt from […]

Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning’s Article In the #MeToo Moment

Professor Jane Kinney-Denning is the executive director of Pace University’s publishing program and president of the Women’s National Book Association. She is also one of our distinguished speakers at this year’s Writers’ Institute. Her article A Call to Action for Publishers In the #MeToo Moment appeared in today’s (February 5th, 2018) Publisher’s Weekly magazine and […]

Our Pathway to Publication Mentoring Program is Popular

Hello Writers, As we prep for this year’s Writers’ Institute it is becoming apparent that our new mentoring program Pathway to Publication is very popular. We have received a number of emails and calls about our new mentoring service. Here is information: You want to write your book – if not now, when? Please […]

2018 Writers’ Institute Sponsors

I want to thank our 2018 Writers’ Institute Sponsors so far – these companies and organizations will have a presence at the conference. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about each and every one of them. Laurie Thank you to our 2018 Writers’ Institute Sponsors: Orange Hat Publishing Wise Ink Creative Publishing Adept […]

It’s Not Too Early To Think About Our Conference Extras

Our 29th annual Writers’ Institute will feature over 50 sessions and panels, but did you know that you have the opportunity to work directly with our speakers and experts? Register now for an advanced manuscript critique with experts such as children’s author Georgia Beaverson, nonfiction writers Laurie Buchanan and Nadine Kenney Johnstone, and memoir guru […]

Don’t be one of these writers!

The world is filled with great novelists, brilliant memoirists, non-fiction writers, poets, short story writers and people like you who have amazing and incredible ideas, stories, and manuscripts ready to be published. …the problem is, very few of these writers actually ever reach their goals of being published. Don’t be one of these writers! Join […]