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There's Still Time to Register for the Writers Festival

There's still time to register for Writers Festival

Registration closes on Sat., March 9, the day of the Spring Writers Festival at the School of Continuing Education. The Festival is for novice and professional writers who meet face-to-face with authors, editors, agents and presenters. Not only do participants work on their skills during workshops and presentations, but they can practice pitching their book ideas to professionals in the business.

The keynote speakers are Writers Festival veterans Julia Pandl, author of "Memoir of the Sunday Brunch" (Algonquin Press, 2013), and Jessie Garcia, Channel 4 sportscaster and author of "My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting" (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013). Pandl and Garcia will read from their books, talk about what it’s really like to get published and answer your questions. Laughter with learning is guaranteed.

Now in its eleventh year, The Spring Writers Festival’s new one-day format helps writers improve, connect with fellow wordsmiths, meet in-the-know editors and agents and learn how to get published and publicized.

Join Mohsin Hamid, author of "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia", at 7pm, Fri., March 8, for a pre-conference discussion of the writing life and his new novel. No charge.

Check out the biographies of Festival speakers and presenters at For more information, visit

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