Weekend with Your Novel: Event Details

"A workshop like this makes the writing life real. From the instructors to the other writers, the group shared their stories and often received on-the-spot remedies for problems. My critique group was a gift. Laurie was wonderful in guiding us through a thoughtful and rich discussion of strengths in our opening pages. We all left ready to finish our drafts with renewed energy."

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Event Details: 2018


  • Option 1: Full weekend retreat + manuscript critique group—$300
  • Option 2: Full weekend retreat without manuscript critique group—$250
  • Add Saturday luncheon to Options 1 or 2—$15
  • Additional critique group: $75 each

How to Register

REGISTER ONLINE or by phone at 608-262-2451. Credit cards and checks are accepted.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration order on or before 11/5/18, your registration fee will be refunded less a $50 administration fee; no refunds will be made after this date.

Location & Lodging Information

This 3-day event is held in Pyle Center and Lowell Center in Madison. Lodging is available at the Lowell Center where a block of rooms has been reserved for Weekend With Your Novel. Use the group number/name “NOVEL” when registering at the Lowell Center. Lodging is 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

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.
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Food and Restaurants

There is an abundance of good food for every appetite and budget, including these Madison Originals restaurants, the Memorial Union, food trucks, and coffee shops within walking distance of the retreat.

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.