For March 2nd:
March has arrived! That means we have only a few more weeks before the Midwest’s Premier Writing Conference, the Writers’ Institute takes place. Let’s melt away all that snow and ice and welcome spring at the end of this month. If you haven’t submitted your pages for your critiques, please do so as soon as possible so our instructors have a sufficient amount of time to review your pages. We’ve gathered a terrific group of organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Wisconsin Writers Association, Tall Poppy Writers and many more for our Book Day on Saturday and we’re looking forward to having attendees sign and sell their books that day also. If you are interested in signing/selling your books please contact Laurie Scheer at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a table by Friday March 6th. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Madison Concourse Hotel on March 27-29th!
Some basic info about Writers’ Institute:
I hope you’re achieving your goals and that we’ll see you at this year’s conference.
The UW-Madison Writers’ Institute has established itself as the Midwest’s premiere writing event. It provides aspiring, emerging, and established writers with up-to-date information about their craft, the publishing industry, and current trends in writing—in addition to being a great place to network with fellow writers and nationally known agents and instructors.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced writer of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry or short stories, you have three days to mingle with other writers, agents, instructors, and publishers to talk about what matters—your writing and the writing life.
We start our second quarter-century with all new visuals. We’ve included our lovely Madison skyline embraced by the colors of the spring season to embody a whole new writing energy for our writers.
This year’s conference will be filled with three days of writing inspiration, education, and entertainment to encourage you to write effortlessly; and we listened to your requests for more opportunities to network and get to know your fellow writers.
New this year:
Tried and True:
BONUS: Free (to those who sign up to attend all 3 days of the event) Thursday Night INTRO TO PITCHING session featuring a LOGLINES WORKSHOP with agent Lane Shefter Bishop, and HOW TO FIND AN AGENT with Red Sofa Literary’s Dawn Frederick.
We here at the Writing Department of Continuing Studies reach out to our community on a daily basis, and the Writers’ Institute is just one of many programs we offer to nearby, national, and international writers. We are not only celebrating 26 years of writing, but 26 years of being part of the best writing community in the Midwest.
We hope you’ll join us and be part of this community if you haven’t already.