Write By The Lake: Register

"By the time the week is done, you’ve learned so much and laughed and grown together so much that you want to keep going. You become driven after a week here."

Jabe Stafford, Lansing, MI [Referring to Angela Rydell’s session]

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Registration information

How to Register

2 ways to register: REGISTER ONLINE or call (608) 262-2451.

  • If you are interested in earning university credit, register online or by phone first. You will then be sent further information.
  • To register without the credit option, register online or by phone as usual.
  • To register for Master Classes 12 or 13, first contact program director Christine DeSmet at (608) 262-3447/christine.desmet@wisc.edu or contact that section’s instructor directly (contact information listed with section info here.)

Enrollment is limited to 15 participants in each section unless otherwise noted (limited to 10 for Section #8, 8 for Section #12, and 6 for Session #13). You may ask to be put on a waiting list.

Write-by-the-Lake Retreat Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel, you may do so without penalties until midnight on Monday, June 4th, 2018. After that time, cancellations will be assessed a $75 fee. Please call 608-262-2451 or 800-725-9692 for assistance.

Please advise us as soon as possible if you have a disability and require accommodations. Requests are confidential.

Questions? Contact director Christine DeSmet, christine.desmet@wisc.edu, 608-262-3447, or Laura Kahl, laura.kahl@wisc.edu, 608-262-3982