Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat Wrap-Up

What a wonderful Write-by-the-Lake!  It was so much fun getting to chat with many of you in my little temporary office in “Resource Cove.”  My student helpers and I made over 2,000 copies in that little room!  You all were working hard!

Those of you who follow us on Facebook have already seen many of these, but I thought I’d share them again just in case.

I might be biased, but I think Madison is such a lovely city – don’t you?

The storm approaches from across Lake Mendota on Wednesday morning. That would make our third tornado warning in two days!
We saw quite a lot of this last week, didn’t we?
Luckily, though, we did get some little pockets of sunshine, too. When I lived in the Pacific Northwest, the forecast often included “sun-breaks.” I love that term. I think those little sun-breaks inspired many of us to use our ice cream coupons!
Lovely Lake Mendota. It’s so calm without those gale-force winds, isn’t it?
I love this view of the Historical Society and the Red Gym. (It’s the view out of the third floor ladies’ room, funnily enough!)
As you can see, lots of us didn’t get a great night’s sleep on Monday night / Tuesday morning.
Calm waters are a good thing!
On Thursday night, the Pyle Center threw a little party – delicious appetizers and the musical talents of Mike Massey (who would win a Madison Area Music Award a few days later!) and Francie Phelps. We were all so glad the weather held!
Another view of Thursday’s rooftop gathering.
A little panorama of a very moody-looking lake.
Ice cream for dinner. “Union Utopia” – vanilla with swirls of fudge, peanut butter, and caramel. Now I’m thinking I should get that for dinner tonight, too!

IMG_8762_edit IMG_8841 IMG_8890_edit IMG_8904 IMG_8905 IMG_8925 IMG_8929So wonderful to see you all – can’t wait for next year!


3 thoughts on “Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat Wrap-Up

  1. Julie Tallard Johnson

    Great photos! I so enjoyed the week and all the writers! What a remarkable opportunity. Thank you too Laura for all you do behind the scenes to make it possible.

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