Get Involved

Wisconsin Writers Association began serving the creative needs of Wisconsin writers in 1948 and is registered with the State of Wisconsin as a non-profit organization. WWA’s Board of Directors and  member volunteers work together to donate their time, energy, and ideas to keep WWA going. Here’s a short list of some of our volunteer opportunities for members.
(If you are not currently a member, please consider joining WWA!)

A person who has been a WWA member for a year is eligible for a Board position. Board members serve a three-year term. Duties include attending up to three Board meetings per year, participating in Board business via phone and email, and serving an ongoing WWA program in some capacity (for example helping on a committee as shown below). For more information or answers to questions, please contact Karin Schmidt at

Member volunteers are needed to help manage the annual Jade Ring Contest, which opens May 1 and closes July  31 each year. Openings include managing the contest (prior experience with organizing the Jade Ring Contest preferred), and helping to organize the reading of winning entries at the fall conference.) For more information, please contact Laurel Bragstad at (Volunteers working on the contest committee are excluded from entering the contest.)

Member volunteer help is often needed in areas such as: coordinating the Author and Vendor EXPO, creating book raffle baskets and transporting them to the conference, selling raffle basket tickets at the conference and distributing baskets to raffle winners, helping at the registration desk, introducing presenters, moderating a Friday evening reader roundtable for fiction, nonfiction, or poetry; and other positions as conference needs are identified. Members volunteers will be contacted by phone or email with instructions as the conference approaches. Please contact Laurel Bragstad at for more information or questions.