Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop and Retreat: Event details

Dates and times

June 26-30, 2017, 9:30am to 12:30pm each day. Sections for beginning writers as well as those at publication level.

Fees and Credits

Fee: $395 until May 15 for 1 through 12. Goes up $50 after May 15. Master Classes vary: $495-$775. Optional: 1-3 graduate credits in English. Graduate credit fees additional; special low fees for nontraditional credit students. For detailed fee and credit information, please see our fees & credits page»

Location and Lodging

Lodging is on your own. For full location and lodging information, please visit our location & lodging page»


Enrollment is limited to 15 participants per section unless otherwise noted; fewer for master classes. Ask to be put on a waiting list. For more information and to register, visit our registration page»


What to bring: You have access to a computer lab during your stay; however, for your convenience we recommend that you bring your laptop or computer and printer. Bringing a computer is not necessary if you write or print legibly for assignments during the week.

More information: For more details about Write-by-the-Lake, contact on-site coordinator Christine DeSmet, christine.desmet@wisc.edu. For information about Madison, check the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site: www.visitmadison.com. Call (608) 255-2537 or (800) 373-6376 for free brochures and maps.


If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us ahead of time. Requests are confidential. University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX requirements.

This program is sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies and the UW-Madison Department of English.