Weekend With Your Novel: Event details


  • Option 1: Friday and Saturday sessions + keynote + 1 critique group—$180/200
  • Option 2: Friday and Saturday sessions + keynote, no critique group—$140/155
  • Option 3: Friday sessions and keynote only—$50
  • Add Saturday luncheon to Options 1 or 2—$15
  • Additional critique groups: $60 each

How to register

  1. Review your options. What days? Critiques or not? Lunch?
  2. You don’t have to decide now on which Saturday sessions (1 through 12) you’re attending. You're free to attend whichever sessions you choose on Saturday.
  3. REGISTER ONLINE» or by calling 608-262-2451. Credit cards and checks are accepted.
  4. If attending a critique group workshop, please email your manuscript to Laura Kahl by Friday, Oct 21.

Cancellation/refund policy

If you cancel up to 72 hours before the conference, you will be refunded everything but the $50 administration fee; no refunds are made after that time.

Location & lodging information

This 3-day event is held in the Pyle Center and Lowell Center. At the Lowell Center, which also has lodging, we have a block of rooms reserved for Weekend With Your Novel attendees. Please use the group number/name "NOVEL". Lodging costs are not included in conference fees.

Lowell Center (map)
610 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-256-2621 or toll free 1-866-301-1753
Online reservations»

Pyle Center (map)
702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-262-1122


Parking is available at the City of Madison's State Street Campus Garage at 415 N Lake Street, one block from The Pyle Center. Map and information»

Restaurants, coffee shops, and bars

You will find an affordable and diverse selection of options for food and drink from the Terrace at the Memorial Union along State Street and around the Capitol, all within walking distance.

Continuing Education Units

1.3 CEUs total available


Do you need guidance about critique groups or which workshops to attend? Email Christopher Chambers at christopher.chambers@wisc.edu» or call 608-262-5095.