Learn how to master your genre!


Have you asked yourself any of these questions?

“How do I know my manuscript/script/poem/short fiction is done?”

“Is my manuscript ready to be sent to agents?”

“Why haven’t I heard back from the places I queried?”

“Why am I receiving all of these rejections?

If you have, then join Laurie Scheer for a week-long study of how to improve your writing AND your material at the Write By The Lake retreat June 13-17 in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.  Laurie will be holding a seminar on how to prep your work so it’s exactly where you want it to be—whether you’re beginning a new project, you’re in the middle of writing, or near finishing your work, even if you’ve been receiving rejection after rejection—you can use this course of study to assure your future success. Here’s a link to the syllabus and more information: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/write-by-the-lake/sessions-speakers.html

 Learn how to master your genre—seats are limited so sign up now! We hope to see you at the lake this summer!


Midwest Review now, writing classes in Madison in May!


Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Writers’ Institute a great success! The new issue of the Midwest Review was launched over the weekend and is now available at our new website where you’ll also find submission guidelines for the 2017 issue. Looking for a writing class to keep the momentum going, or to get you started? See below…


A new session of writing workshops and classes in Madison begins in May. Here for more information and to register. Six week classes in fiction and nonfiction, for writers of all levels, in five convenient locations around town! We hope to see you there.