Gather with writers from across Wisconsin and beyond to experience the state's stunning Northland lakes, forests, history, and culture to see how they can inspire your craft. Learn from an exceptional line up of seventeen award-winning, diverse presenters and panelists in a Northern Wisconsin setting that is beyond compare for beauty and creative spirit.
Funded in part by the Morgan Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration Open
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM - Cash Bar Open
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Welcome and Banquet Dinner
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM - Speaker: Carol Dunbar:
Guided by Voice: How Listening to Your Characters Can Help You Find the Story
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM - Speaker: Michael Charette - Laughing Fox
Tales of Laughing Fox
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Registration Open
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM - Welcome
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM - Speaker: Emily Stone
Natural Connections: Building Empathy for nature Through Language and Story
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM - Keynote: Thomas Peacock
Talking Story: Place and Time in Indigenous Experience
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM - Exhibits Open
10:40 AM - 11:30 AM - Speaker Gary J Boelhower, PhD
Process Follows Purpose
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM - Panel Discussion
Tips and Tricks for Writing Across Genres
12:30 PM - 1:10 PM - Lunch
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM - Speaker: Thomas Wayne King
Done? - Information, Inspiration & Laughs as We Explore that Pernicious Uncertainty We All Encounter
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Exhibits Open
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM - Speaker: Naomi Musch
Catching the Wind in a Net (and Other Writing Requirements)
3:30 PM- 4:20 PM - Panel Discussion
Partners for Success with Literary Trade Professionals
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM - Door Prizes
The pandemic continues to be a fluid situation, and at this time remains a concern for most gatherings.
Recognizing that, attendees will want to note the points below to mitigate exposure.
Barkers Island Inn Resort & Conference Center
300 Marina Drive
Book Your Barker’s Island Inn Room at a Discount:
Conference price does not include lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved at the reduced rate of $199 for conferences attendees.
To get this discount, call Barkers Island directly at 715-392-7152 and tell them you are with the WWA Fall Conference. There is a limited number of rooms at this price, and the offer expires September 1, 2022.
Due to the conference being held at the peak of the beautiful fall colors, rooms will sell out quickly. Make your room reservations today!
Don't want to stay at the conference center? No problem! Attendees are welcome to make accommodations elsewhere.
If you arrive early for the conference or stay late, the Twin Ports of Superior and Duluth offer many options to enhance your visit. Here are just a few options for your consideration. View websites noted for current hours, locations and more information.
Interested in visibility for your company or product through a sponsorship, or by placing an ad in our program book? Click here to get all the details on how to support the Fall Conference.
We also welcome your donation in any amount to help offset the costs of the conference and help make future events affordable for participants. You can donate directly here (Remember to choose the 2022 Fall Conference option when donating).
Questions about sponsorships or ads? Contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an additional fee, individuals registered for the 2022 WWA Fall Conference will have an opportunity to sign up for a vendor space to show and sell their books. All tables are six feet in length. Participants may register for either half a table or a whole table. We ask that you carefully consider your needs before selection, as the number of tables is limited. No free standing displays will be allowed at this event. All tables will be covered with tablecloths.
Half Table $25
Full Table $60
Email Julia at email@example.com to reserve your table.
Please note that the vendor hall takes place only on Saturday.