The Writing Academy

Welcome to the Writing Academy, a community that offers education, inspiration, and encouragement to beginning writers and seasoned professionals alike.

On this site, you can get information about. . .

  • our Writer's Weekend
  • our annual writing contest
  • and other helps for writers.

And you can link to other websites of interest to writers.

Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Besides your standards and the constant flow of new thought, new goodness from your summer speakers, this is what I most love and praise about you: that you are community.

—Walter Wangerin, Jr.,
a past Writing Academy speaker

The home for  writers!

The Writing Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,
incorporated in 1982 in the state of Illinois.

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Great Books for Writers

Writer's Coffeehouse

In Writer's Coffee House, twenty-two published writers share their experience, perspective, humor, and encouragement.

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Daily Devotions for Writers

Daily Devotions for Writers contains 366 true stories about the highs, lows, struggles, and joys of writing.

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