Join us May 5-6, 2023, Oshkosh, WI

EVERYONE HAS A STORY! Come to the Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center for a two-day conference. We offer workshops on the craft and business of writing designed to inspire and guide your creative journey.


The Lakefly Planning Committee is accepting proposals for the 2023 Lakefly Writers Conference, May 5 and 6, at the Oshkosh Convention Center.

 We are especially looking for speakers addressing the needs of beginning and mid-level authors. Topics could include but are not limited to writing techniques, contracts and other legalities, emerging technologies, and publishing trends.

Programs are 50 minutes long with an expected attendance of 25-35 participants.

Proposals should include a short bio (what makes you qualified to talk on the proposed subject); program title and description; and two take-aways (what will a writer learn from your presentation). More than one pitch can be submitted together. Please include links to your blog, website and/or other online content that can be reviewed by the committee

Speakers receive a small stipend and an exhibitor table. Speakers traveling more than 50 miles are eligible for a hotel room; other travel expenses are not covered.

For a sample of the types of programs we’ve held in the past, please review the 2022 schedule.

Proposals may be sent to Ruth Percey at the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave., Oshkosh WI 54901 or submitted electronically to: lakeflywriters@gmail.com.

The Lakefly Writers Conference is sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library in partnership with the Oshkosh Area Writers Club and the Wisconsin Writers Association.