Write By The Lake
Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop and Retreat: June 15-19
The 22nd Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat is online for 2020!
Join writers from across the country in a professional, friendly, creative atmosphere. UW English credits extra.
The Writer magazine applauds our June retreat
The Writer said: “It’s like two semesters of an MFA program. You work so hard and get so much to take home with you.”
At A Glance
|What:||5 days of professional instruction for writers of all levels|
|When:||June 15-19, 2020|
|Who:||Taught by leading educators and writers from UW–Madison and across the country|
|CEUs:||Continuing education units available, including optional graduate credits in English|
Contact Christine DeSmet at email@example.com or 608-262-3447
Our Writers Get Published
Biography debuts about Edith Rockefeller McCormick
Congratulations to Andrea Friederici Ross, of Elmhurst, Illinois, for the publication of Edith/The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick (Southern Illinois University Press, August 2020).
The nonfiction book examines the life of Edith Rockefeller McCormick who had a huge impact in the Chicago area.
Andrea was part of our annual June UW-Madison Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat a few years ago in Christine DeSmet’s section.
Andrea notes there’s a code for 20 percent off the book at her publisher’s website: SIUP20.
How it works and what we offer
Choose the one section you’re most interested in. Limit of 15 participants per section unless noted.
There are sections for beginning writers as well as those at publication level. Not sure what to choose? Director Christine DeSmet can help. firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-3447.
Optional: 1-3 graduate credits in English (offered in a partnership with UW–Madison Dept. of English). Credit fees are extra.
See more on our fees & credits page, including all the great, quality experiences included in your fee!
Ready to get started? View our speakers and sessions
Past participants answer the question: What did you like most about Write-by-the-Lake?
“Concentrating on one topic for five days with the same small group with the same wonderful instructor made this the best writing experience ever.”
“It gave me validation for my writing efforts. That came from both the instructor and my fellow workshop attendees.”
“Having concentrated time to learn new skills and insights, to practice them, and to meet others who are also interested in doing the same.”
Meet Your Director
Christine DeSmet teaches writing online and in person. She also coordinates the UW–Madison Critique Services for writers and the Online Badge program and Online Certificate in Fiction and Certificate in Nonfiction programs. Christine is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, screenplays, and plays. She also coaches writers in the UW–Madison Writers’ Institute Pathway to Publication national coaching program. email@example.com, 608-262-3447.