Registration has now closed



March 24-26 combo: $345

March 24 only: $245

March 25 and 26 only: $245


How to register—2 steps


Step 1:  Decide on your conference attendance, plus other options listed on the registration form and via this list. Make sure you print and fill out the registration checklist so you’re ready whether you register online (or by phone, mail, fax).


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Printable checklist








Step 2. Mail, phone, fax, or online:


Mail to: UW-Extension Registrations, Writers’ Institute

Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706


Call: 608-262-2451 (TDD 265-2370) or 800 725 9692


Fax: 608-265-3163 or toll-free 800-741-7416

Must include payments by credit card.

List credit card type, number, and expiration date.






PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the 2017 Writers’ Institute closes online and via phone on Tuesday March 21st at midnight.  Don’t worry; you can still register in person and walk-in at the Registration desk at the Madison Concourse Hotel on Friday, March 24th from 8:00AM until 3:00PM that day and again on Saturday, March 25th  from 8AM until Noon.

Changes to agent pitches and practice pitches will be available during the Friday and Saturday registration times also. 


Writers’ Institute Cancellation Policy:


If you need to cancel, you may do so without penalties until midnight on March 17th, 2017. After that time, cancellations will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. Please call 608-262-2451 or 800-725-9692 for assistance.


Please advise us as soon as possible if you have a disability and require accommodations. Requests are confidential.



Questions? Contact director Laurie Scheer, 608-265-3972, or Laura Kahl, 608-262-3982,