Wisconsin Events, Writing Workshops, and Contests
Note: To have a contest or writing event listed, please email prepared announcements showing date, name of event, place, time, cost, contact information, and/or helpful website links that offer further information to WWA Board Member, Kim Suhr at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Subject: WWA Website) Succinct event announcements are preferred over lengthy descriptive paragraphs. JPG files (photo files) will not be posted on this page except as they appear in a website linked within the event notice. These listings will be removed as event dates pass. (Announcements of personal book launchings or book publishing should be sent to WWA Board Member Rex Owens, who manages the WWA Facebook page, at email@example.com. Thank you.
Journal from the Heartland Writing Contest: We seek fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry on any subject or theme. Work must be original and multiple entries will be accepted. Deadline: October 31, 2017 https://journalfromtheheartland.com/contest/
Poetry & Nature with Robert Chesney at Cedar Valley in West Bend, WI: An intriguing day in the country combining poetry and nature. The day will include poetry readings and analysis of transcendental poets such as Thoreau and Emerson, poetry writing workshop, a guided nature walk, and more. Robert says everyone has a message to share concerning nature, and the poem is THE message. Sat. Oct. 14, 9am-5pm. $45 (includes lunch) Call 262-629-9202 or visit cedar-valley.org.
Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat: Held at the 100-acre Cedar Valley Retreat Center in southeast Wisconsin, the conference offers two programs for writers: a residential Bookcamp workshop to assist you in preparing a book-length manuscript for publication and a residential writing retreat surrounded by supportive fellow writers, publishing professionals to consult and a possible setting for writing-rlated discussion. The Bookcamp and Writing Retreat are open to writers of any genre.
This year’s staff and visiting presenters:
Staff: Novelist and writing instructor SJ Rozan; novelist and book editor Lisa Lickel; publisher, author, and book editor Philip Martin.
Presenters: Acquiring editor Terri Bischoff, novelist Alex Bledsoe; literary agents Jennie Goloboy and Erik Hane. Sunday through Saturday, May 20-26, 2018 https://www.novelbookcamp.com
Red Oak Writing Roundtables: Facilitated critique groups meet at various dates, morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. Writers register for each 4-meeting, 2-month session. (11709 W. Cleveland Avenue, West Allis, WI.) Check the Red Oak website for details here http://redoakwriting.com/for-adults/roundtable-critique-groups/roundtable-schedule/ Red Oak offers an online option for writers who live outside the Milwaukee metro area: http://redoakwriting.com/online-writers-roundtable/
WISCONSIN CONTESTS coming up soon: (National contests are listed on the Contest page.)