Bridget asked if I'd help spread the word about an upcoming writers' conference in Madison, Wisconsin--The The 24th Annual Writers’ Institute - April 12-14, 2013. It sounds fabulous--if you're a Wisconsin writer, you'll definitely want to check it out!
From an email Bridget sent to me:
There is still time to sign up and it promises to be a great line up of programs, editors and agents…
Here’s some things they may want to know…
10 Things you maybe didn’t know about this year’s Writers’ Institute
1.) The UW Madison Writers’ Institute is one of the premiere writers’ conferences in the U.S. and this year will be held at a new location-The Madison Concourse Hotel.
2.) This year’s agents are looking for material within 36 genres ranging from Romance to Steampunk
3.) This is the first year we will be inviting local publishers and small presses to the conference
4.) We have an instructor who will discuss how to write the female superhero
5.) Our two Practice Pitch experts are Hollywood veterans
6.) We have over 40 workshops and 4 lively panels over the 3 days
7.) We have a panel that features an author who will discuss how she self-published with the help of an agent
8.) Our book signing event features our instructors’ books as well as our attendees’ books
9.) We are premiering our new journal, The Midwest Prairie Review and celebrating the journal’s authors
10.) The 24th annual Writers’ Institute is one of the best places to network with other writers and come away inspired, enlightened and energized about your writing as a result of spending three days with us.
Book agent pitch meetings, practice pitch meetings, advanced manuscript critiques, personal consultation sessions and the critique workshops soon as time slots fill up fast.
For those attending all three days of our event, plan on being present on Thursday evening, April 11th for our pre-conference free Practice Pitch Session. This event provides an arena to work on your pitches so your professional pitch meetings will flow with ease.
Check out all of the details of this year’s Writers’ Institute at www.uwwritersinstitute.org