Writing Retreat Artistic Director Patricia Ann McNair
will moderate a panel featuring perspectives from retreat faculty and Wisconsin Writers Association Board members.
The Wisconsin Writers Association
is Wisconsin’s oldest organization supporting writers and authors. A nonprofit founded in 1948, the WWA sponsors and hosts year-round workshops and events throughout Wisconsin and manages the annual Jade Ring Writing Contest for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Board President Barry Wightman and Member and WWA Press Managing Director Lisa Lickel will join McNair, Sheree L. Greer
, and Christine Maul Rice
in the closing event of the retreat.
Lisa Lickel writes from the peaceful rolling hills of western Wisconsin. A multi-published novelist, her short work has appeared in Writer’s Digest and a Wisconsin Harvest, vol. II. She is an avid book reviewer, a freelance editor, and book coach at Novel In Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat. Lisa is the current editor of Creative Wisconsin magazine and managing director of Wisconsin Writers Association Press. She and her husband travel and enjoy family time.
Barry Wightman’s first novel, Pepperland, received a starred review on Booklist, and won a Silver IPPY for best fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. He has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier VT, and spent five years as fiction editor of Hunger Mountain, a journal of the arts.
Optional event open to all retreat participants and registered public.
Class size 20
Level Beginner and above
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