Writing Conferences and the UW Writers’ Institute with Laurie Scheer – Writescast 033

The director of the University of Wisconsin’s Writers’ Institute, Laurie Scheer, joins me for a conversation on the value of writing conferences. We also discuss what makes the UW Writers’ Institute the Midwest’s premiere conference for writers of all experience levels. Whether you’re a seasoned conference veteran or a newbie who’s considering a deeper dive into the vast sea of writing conference experiences, this episode has something for you!

Aside from her directorship of the UW Writers’ Institute, Laurie Scheer is a former vice president of programming for WE: Women’s Entertainment. She has also worked as an assistant, d-girl, and producer for ABC, Viacom, Showtime, and AMC-Cablevision.

She has been an instructor at numerous universities, including Northwestern, UCLA, American University,a and Yale. Laurie is the author of a book about working in Hollywood entitled Creative Careers in Hollywood, and her DVD How to Pitch and Sell Your Screenplay has been a perennial favorite at screenwriting events.

She is currently a Faculty Associate/Writing Mentor with UW-Madison’s Continuing Studies Writing Department where she critiques writers’ works, conducts numerous online and in-person courses, and, of course, serves as the director of the annual Writers’ Institute.

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Writing Conferences and the UW Writers’ Institute with Laurie Scheer – Writescast 033
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