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    • Fri, September 30, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sat, October 01, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Barker's Island Conference Center

    Fall Conference 2022

    September 30 - October 1, 2022
    Barker's Island Inn and Conference Center

    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.

    Open to the Public 

    Friday banquet and entertainment -- $52

    Friday entertainment only -- $15

    The last day to register in person and pay is September 20th. 

    The last day to register for the virtual event and pay is September 27th. 

    Registration fees include all meals and access to all speakers and workshops. Lodging is not included. 

    Book a Room

    ALERTRooms at Barker's Island Inn and Hampton Inn are sold out. Please note these options in proximity of the conference where lodging may still be available: Holiday Inn Express, Superior, and Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, Superior. Attendees may also wish to explore the Air B & B option.

    A block of rooms has been reserved at Barker's Island Inn and Conference Center 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, feel free to make your own accommodations elsewhere. 

    For full conference details, including speakers, schedule, venue information, click here

    Statements of Support

    This conference will further WWA’s mission to grow a supportive, diverse community of writers and to offer resources for achieving their goals. Seeding this creative energy could start ripples throughout the community – encouraging young people and others to write and to appreciate the stories of this region.

    Konnie LeMay 


    Lake Superior Magazine

    As President of Lake Superior College, I wholeheartedly support the efforts of the Wisconsin Writers Association to bring their 2022 Annual Conference to Duluth/Superior. Inspiring participants – including students – at the conference can only add to the rich fabric of our literary community today and into the future.

    Patricia L. Rogers, Ph.D.


    Lake Superior College

    This conference will provide valuable learning experiences for college students and other community members in the Twin Ports, while highlighting the literary richness of a more remote part of Wisconsin. 

    Julie Gard

    Professor of Writing

    University of Wisconsin-Superior


    WWA is dedicated to growing a supportive and diverse community of writers. The annual conference offers incredible and accessible resources to support writers along their intellectual journey.

    Kaishan Kong, PhD

    Associate Professor of Chinese

    Department of Languages

    University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire




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