UW Writers’ Institute is entertaining, enlightening, inspiring

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 27th annual Writers’ Institute features workshops, lectures, manuscript critiques, and social events on April 15-17 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Both aspiring and established authors will get practical tips on improving their work, as well as publishing it.

According to director Laurie Scheer, the conference’s most popular feature is the chance to pitch manuscripts directly to industry professionals, who offer feedback and, in some cases, a contract. “We’ve had a lot of success stories over the years,” she says.

Authors love networking, and the conference offers many chances to connect with presenters and fellow attendees. “We’ve added a Friday night mixer,” Scheer says. “We have two lunches where you can sit at the same tables with others who are writing within your genre. And we offer opportunities for critique groups to gather after the conference.”

Scheer calls the Writers’ Institute the Midwest’s premier writers’ conference. “It’s one of the best experiences for writers to be inspired, entertained, and enlightened.”

For more information about the 2016 Writers’ Institute, watch the video above or contact Scheer at laurie.scheer@wisc.edu, 608-265-3972.