Weekend With Your Novel 2017

November 3-5, 2017: Registration now open!

At a glance

What: Annual retreat for novelists and aspiring novelists

When: Nov 3-5, 2017

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI (Sat)
Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI (Fri/Sun)

Cost: $200-275. Click here for details»

Questions? Contact Christopher Chambers at christopher.chambers@wisc.edu or 608-262-5095

Time to write!

The novel-writing retreat in the Midwest, providing professional instruction for all novelists, from aspiring to experienced. This affordable retreat is small, intensive, supportive, and all about the novel. Meet other writers and return home with a weekend’s worth of valuable tips, techniques, and inspiration. Our goal is to help you begin, finish, revise, and publish your novel.

New this year: Friday Master Class with Liam Callanan (author of the novels All Saints, The Cloud Atlas, and Paris by the Book). With 13 sessions and 8 optional manuscript critique workshops, this intensive and fun weekend is a thorough, hands-on boost for any novel writer.

Get revision tips and techniques from professionals on starting, completing, revising, and marketing your novel. Our workshop leaders are all experienced published writers, teachers, and editors with a wealth of experience.

Saturday lunch

Enjoy a delicious and relaxing lunch overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota. Mingle with other writers and discuss the morning sessions. Includes vegetarian and vegan options.

Manuscript Critique Workshops: New Format this Year!

Receive feedback on ten pages of your novel manuscript in an intensive 3-hour workshop, limited to 6 participants, and facilitated by one of our experienced writing instructors. Space is limited. Register early to reserve a place.

Make this the year of your novel!

Join us in Madison this November!

– Christopher Chambers, Director, christopher.chambers@wisc.edu, 608-262-5095

P.S. The fall weekend retreat is an ideal warm-up for those of you pitching to agents at the Writers’ Institute in Madison in April 2018.