COVID-19 updates: We are excited to announce that the 2021 Writers' Institute will take place April 8-11, 2021. See the UW–Madison Smart Restart website for information on how the university will welcome students back to campus in fall 2020.

Speaker Jen Rubin and Her Family Memoir

Jen Rubin will be presenting at this year’s conference.

She’s written a beautiful memoir about the neighborhood and family she grew up in in NYC. The book is We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood.

She is holding a book event on March 5 at Room of One’s Own in Madison and if you are not able to be there, here’s a book trailer:

Even better, pick up a copy, read it, enjoy it and attend Jen’s sessions at the conference.