Here are the best writing conferences in the Midwest, according to our readers

The votes are in: Our readers have picked the best writing conference in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

Here are the best writing conferences in the Midwest, according to our readers

South Dakota

South Dakota Festival of Books*

Most events at this large three-day celebration of literature are free, although more advanced workshops for writers are ticketed.

Where: Brookings

When: October 2-4, 2020

sdbookfestival.com

 

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Writers’ Institute*

This four-day event doesn’t just offer pitch sessions with agents: It also supports first-time queriers with pre-pitching workshops and practice sessions with experienced professionals.

Where: Madison

When: March 26-29, 2020

uwwritersinstitute.wisc.edu