Helping writers everywhere improve their craft and achieve their goals.
Writing At a Glance
What: Whether you’re just starting out or looking to continue your development as a writer, you’re invited to join our diverse community of writers. Explore our online classes, face-to-face workshops, critique services, two annual writing retreats, the Midwest Review literary magazine, and Writers’ Institute—the Midwest’s premiere writing conference.
Who: Work with experienced instructors, inspiring writing coaches, successful authors and freelancers, agents, editors, and publishers.
Questions? Contact Christopher Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-5095.
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Essentials of Writing: Museum as Muse
November 14, 2020
Memoir Writing Workshop
September 15 - November 3, 2020
Poetry Writing Workshop
September 16 - November 4, 2020
Special Topics in Publishing: Comparable Titles
September 1, 2020 - March 30, 2021
Writers' Institute Workshop: Synopsis Boot Camp
October 11-31, 2020
NEW! Online-course Badges & Certificates in Fiction and Nonfiction
A badge is a formal way of marking your accomplishments in developing your writing skills. They can be included within documents such as resumes, emails to an editor, or query letters to agents.
Immerse yourself in hands-on mini-workshops, critiques, and time to focus on your writing. Choose from several sections in fiction, nonfiction, freelancing, and poetry.
Weekend With Your Novel
A small, affordable writing retreat—supportive, intensive, and designed for you to make progress with your writing: novel, memoir, poetry, or short fiction. Work with published authors in small groups.
An annual literary and arts magazine featuring thoughtful and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest.
Our critique service offers serious, honest, and supportive feedback to help you continue your development as a writer, prepare a manuscript for publication, or complete a writing project in progress.
Certificate in Literary Writing
Get the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to write successfully and to write well. Regardless of your motivations for writing or your goals for publishing, striving for excellence means learning to write well.