Fall Conference 2022
September 30 - October 1, 2022
Barker's Island Inn and Conference Center
Gather with writers from across Wisconsin and beyond to experience the state's stunning Northland lakes, forests, history, and culture to see how they can inspire your craft. Learn from an exceptional line up of seventeen award-winning, diverse presenters and panelists in a Northern Wisconsin setting that is beyond compare for beauty and creative spirit.
ALERT: Soon after the conference pages were posted, we received word that WWA was awarded a generous grant from the Morgan Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Therefore, we are passing on new early-bird discounts to our attendees. (Anyone who has registered previous to this notice will receive a refund for the portion in excess of the new conference cost.)
Open to the Public
Friday banquet and entertainment -- $52
Friday entertainment only -- $15
The last day to register in person and pay is September 20th.
The last day to register for the virtual event and pay is September 27th.
Registration fees include all meals and access to all speakers and workshops. Lodging is not included.
Book a Room
A block of rooms has been reserved at Barker's Island Inn and Conference Center at the reduced rate of $199 for conferences attendees.
To get this discount, call Barkers Island directly at 715-392-7152 and tell them you are with the WWA Fall Conference. There is a limited number of rooms at this price, and the offer expires September 1, 2022.
Due to the conference being held at the peak of the beautiful fall colors, rooms will sell out quickly. Make your room reservations today!
Don't want to stay at the conference center? No problem, feel free to make your own accommodations elsewhere.
For full conference details, including speakers, schedule, venue information, click here.
Statements of Support
This conference will further WWA’s mission to grow a supportive, diverse community of writers and to offer resources for achieving their goals. Seeding this creative energy could start ripples throughout the community – encouraging young people and others to write and to appreciate the stories of this region.
Lake Superior Magazine
As President of Lake Superior College, I wholeheartedly support the efforts of the Wisconsin Writers Association to bring their 2022 Annual Conference to Duluth/Superior. Inspiring participants – including students – at the conference can only add to the rich fabric of our literary community today and into the future.
Patricia L. Rogers, Ph.D.
Lake Superior College
This conference will provide valuable learning experiences for college students and other community members in the Twin Ports, while highlighting the literary richness of a more remote part of Wisconsin.
Professor of Writing
University of Wisconsin-Superior
WWA is dedicated to growing a supportive and diverse community of writers. The annual conference offers incredible and accessible resources to support writers along their intellectual journey.
Kaishan Kong, PhD
Associate Professor of Chinese
Department of Languages
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire