Lakefly Writers Conference
May 10-11, 2019 – Oshkosh, WI

EVERYONE HAS A STORY! Join our supportive community of writers at the Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center for our 6th annual two-day conference. We offer over a dozen workshops on the craft and business of writing designed to inspire and guide your creative journey. 

Announcing our 2019 Keynote Speaker

Liam Callanan

Liam Callanan is the author of The Cloud AtlasAll SaintsListen, and Paris by the Book. His work has been or will be translated into Chinese, German, Italian, and Japanese. Liam was the winner of the 2017 George W. Hunt, SJ Prize in Arts, Letters & Journalism and a finalist for the Edgar Award.

He serves in the English department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and was previously its chair, as well as coordinator of its Ph.D. program in creative writing. He has regularly contributed to local and national public radio, and is possibly the only person now living (but consult your own Venn diagram) who has written for all of the following: the Wall StreetThe Awl, Commonweal,  Esquire.com, Slate, the New York Times Book Review, the Times op-ed page, the Washington Post Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes FYI, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Milwaukee Magazine, Brain,Child and elsewhere. 

His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of literary journals, including Gulf Coast, the New Haven ReviewTinge, the Writers Chronicle, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana  Review, Caketrainfailbetter and Phoebe. Liam is also the creator and co-executive producer of the Poetry Everywhere animated film series. Find more at liamcallanan.com.

2019 Conference Schedule  –  Presenters  –  Past Lakefly Presenters  –  Registration  –  Directions/Accommodations