Right Here, Write Now Sessions – Brand New This Year

This year you’ll be able to meet with our esteemed speakers for 30 minute sessions. Dr. Kevin Mullen, our Writing Doctor has always provided great advice for our writers and this year we’ve added more experts for you. Here’s the inside info about being “right here” and, “writing now” at the conference: Right Here, Write […]

Welcome to the 2019 30th Anniversary of Writers’ Institute

Hello Writers! Welcome to the website for the 30th annual Writers’ Institute. We’ve spent the summer and fall gathering the best speakers, agents, publishing companies and other resources for our big 30th anniversary. Take a look at the special Bring A Friend, Earlybird, and free critique Registration offers we have this year on our Registration […]

The Write Track

Writer Laurie Buchanan shares her experiences at this past weekend’s Writers’ Institute – enjoy!

Pathway to Publication Mentoring Program

Thank you to our 2018 Writers’ Institute writers – The Pathway to Publication mentoring program sold out in 25 minutes on the morning of April 16th, 2018. Please stay tuned for other mentoring opportunities from the Writing Department at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Laurie

To Our 29th Annual Writers’ Institute Attendees – THANK YOU!

Writers’ Institute – 2018 Remember the Joy Even with the arrival of severe weather during this “third winter” that we are experiencing here in the Madison area, our writers continued to be involved with our conference. Thank you! I want to share a post from Julie Holmes from her amazing blog “Facets of a Muse” […]

This Week! This Thursday!

Just a few more days to go before the start of the 29th annual Writers’ Institute. It’s not too late to register for one day or the whole weekend – don’t miss this inspiring event. You’ll find your writing tribe along with lots of new and good information. All of the little elves here at […]

Writers’ Institute Director Laurie Scheer’s Interview on rrcampbellwrites Podcast

If you are a writer, the rrcampbellwritescast podcast is not to be missed. Please enjoy this interview discussing the advantages of attending a writers’ conference: …and be sure to join us April 12-15th at the Madison Concourse Hotel for the 29th annual Writers’ Institute. Be ready to be inspired and enlightened as you move […]

Bibi Belford garners prestigious Christopher Award

Bibi Belford, Chicago, is among the winners of the 69th Annual Christopher Award. The award salutes those in publishing, radio, television, and film that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Belford won for her young adult book Crossing the Line (Sky Pony Press/Skyhorse Publishing). Belford is a speaker at this year’s 29th annual […]

Writer Char Braxton Shares Her Wisdom

Writer Char Braxton has attended the Writers’ Institute numerous times in the past few years. Char is a gifted writer who provides endless inspiration for all of us. Char recently appeared on Milwaukee Public Radio’s “It’s a Material World” show hosted by Gianofer Fields. I want to share her interview here. My guess is that […]