WisRWA Calendar

Apr 05
WisRWA 2019 Write Touch Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Write Touch Conference April 5-7, 2019 at the Milwaukee Hyatt in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. The conference will feature Maya Rodale as keynote speaker, and Lisa Cron as one of the headliners.

Registration is now open. Click the events tab for more information.
Nov 12
NEW! WisRWA's 1st Virtual Meeting: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
WisRWA member, author, and editor Cheryl Yeko will present 'Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone,' a virtual meeting covering a variety of topics including overcoming shyness, co-writing, and working with editors/critique partners. Bring your questions and join us for some helpful tips on how we can step outside our comfort zones to get the results we're looking for!

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Meeting Times

Nov 07
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street in Green Bay

2019 Planning Meeting

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Nov 10
10-12:00 at 2510 Restaurant, 2510 Stewart Ave, Wausau

2019 Planning Meeting

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Nov 17
10-12:30 at Red Oak Writing Studio 11709 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis, WI

Sharing Writing Hacks and Eighty-Six Its

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Dec 17
6 PM at 2321 W Cumberland Court, Mequon, WI

Holiday Party

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WisRWA Newsletter

Write Touch Conference

WisRWA Write Touch Conference LogoWelcome to the 2019 WisRWA Conference!


This is the year! We dare you…to dive into decadent storytelling, to decide the next steps of your career, to define yourself and your Voice, and to defy expectations. We dare you to participate in a diverse conference setting, to pitch yourself and your work to agents and editors and try something new. We dare you to ask for help, receive critiques and network beyond your usual circles.

WisRWA’s conference roster and schedule in 2019 is formulated to offer writing workshops, intensive training and a la carte options for writers of all genre fiction. While we believe romance makes the world a happier place, and the world needs love, really when you come down to it, almost every book is about love and has a tiny smidgen of desire. We also know that craft, marketing, and networking transcend literature pigeonholes. Whether you write literary fiction, YA, or fantasy, there’s something for you at #WisRWA19.

Whether you join us for a single intensive workshop on Friday morning, or come party and learn all day Friday and Saturday, we dare you to have fun while taking brave steps to advance your writing career. See below for all the details.



Need to upgrade or change your registration? Click here.

Looking for where to upload your critique? Click here. Deadline to submit your query and first five pages is March 1, 2019.


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When: Friday April 5th through Sunday, April 7th,  2019*

Where: Hyatt Regency Milwaukee (333 W Kilbourn Ave)

What: The Write Touch Conference: Daring & Decadent Storytelling

Watch this space for details on where to see our daring schedule of speakers, events, delicious meals and additional activities on Thursday April 4th and Sunday April 7th!


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How much to attend?  Well, that’s complicated.

What if you’re sure, Definitely Sure…

You’re all in. You want to learn, immerse yourself and understand the value of networking. You want to squeeze as much knowledge out of a weekend as possible. Two action-packed days (and then some), finding your tribe, pitching your story to an agent and/or editor, some good drinks, an exorbitant amount of information, and lovely meals gives you the whole weekend for a steal at $250.

WisRWA member’s receive a $25 discount off their full registration.

Maybe you’re Daring and registered for the full conference…

For $40 you can add on an in-depth critique of your 1st five pages and query. Can you handle it? Can you hear it? Decrease your personal and writing pitfalls by working one-on-one with a published and successful agent or editor. It will hone your writing.

Are you daring enough to listen and implement what you hear? It’ll be worth it . . .

If you purchased a critique, click here to submit your first five pages and query.

Suppose you’re Intense?

Maybe you’re already published (self or traditional), or you’re *this* close. Maybe you want to be challenged, or prove your writing chops. Join our dedicated writing community and come in for Lisa Cron’s bold approach to storytelling. Friday morning for three incredible hours from 9am to noon.

If you’re registering for the whole weekend it’s only $50. If you simply want Lisa’s storytelling secrets it’s $125.


Click here for our schedule of events.

Click here to see our fabulous line-up of speakers.

Click here to see our line-up of industry professionals.

Click here for all the information about the hotel including booking your room.

Click here to register for the 2019 Write Touch Conference.


Refund Policy

WisRWA and the Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee are working closely together to offer every Write Touch registrant a superior conference experience. To properly prepare for your arrival–registration counts, meal totals and workshop space considerations need to be tallied and provided to the Hyatt before the time of the conference.

For these reasons we will be unable to issue full refunds of the registration fee after February 1, 2019.
Any cancellations made between February 1-15, 2019, we will refund your registration fee less $50.00.
Cancellations made between February 16-28, 2019, we will refund your registration fee less $150.00.