Weekend With Your Novel

"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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Weekend With Your Novel

November 1-3, 2019

At A Glance

What: Annual retreat for novelists, aspiring novelists, and other writers
When: Nov 1-3, 2019
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Cost: $75-375 (Detailed cost information here >)
Questions? Contact Christopher Chambers at christopher.chambers@wisc.edu or 608-262-5095.

Time for you and your writing!

This annual retreat is small, affordable, and supportive. Meet other writers and return home with a weekend’s worth of new ideas, approaches, inspiration, and with new work. Work with an acclaimed novelist in a small group over three days, with time for writing, reading, and networking. Choose from eight workshops led by published writers who are also experienced teachers.

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 critiques

Receive one-on-one feedback on ten pages of your manuscript with one of our authors. Limited availability. Register early to reserve your consultation.

Take a weekend for yourself, and for your writing this year

We look forward to seeing you in November!

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