Welcome to the 2018 Pathway to Publication Writers’ Institute

Greetings! I’m very happy to present our website for the 2018 UW-Madison Writers’ Institute, the Midwest’s premier conference now in its 29th year. We’ve heard from many within our writing community and just about everyone is interested in being published – either for the first time or the fifth time. We welcome all levels of […]

Thank You

Thank you to all of the writers who joined us this past weekend at the Madison Concourse Hotel. We laughed, we cried, we learned a little more about our writing and some of us pitched to agents. The 28th Annual Writers’ Institute is now history. To all of the speakers, agents, editors and writers who […]

Join Us This Weekend!

The 28th Annual Writers’ Institute is just about here. We have speakers and agents and editors and most important, writers. One of our speakers is featured in today’s Isthmus – Matt Forbeck’s story is here: Enjoy, and see you at the Madison Concourse Hotel for another great writing weekend. Safe travels to all as […]

Author With Cerebral Palsy Writes With His Head, Literally

Author Steve Salmon has been a part of our annual Writers’ Institute for many years now. The Stevens Point Journal has written an inspiring article about Steve’s dedication to his writing that I want to share with our Writing Community. Here’s the link: When you see Steve at this year’s conference, be sure to […]

Just a few days to go…

The 28th Annual Writers’ Institute starts this Thursday. If you are joining us for our kick-off events on Thursday afternoon and evening, we’ll see you then. Otherwise, bright and early for the Larry Brooks Keynote Speech on Friday… Here’s to another conference where you’ll be in rooms where everyone believes in what you do. See […]

One Week From Now…

In one week the 28th Annual Writers’ Institute will begin. As I have mentioned previously, there are a good deal of magic writing elves working in 12 hour shifts to assure this conference is the best one yet. Looking forward to seeing you at the Madison Concourse Hotel next weekend where you’ll be surrounded by […]

One Week Until the 28th Annual Writers’ Institute

Greetings on this snowy Monday morning here in the Midwest. We have one week until our conference this year as our magical elves prepare all of the final details. We collected your favorite book titles for this year’s conference. The results are magnificent and we can’t wait to share them with you. I hope you’re […]