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Who We Are

The Driftless Writing Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation operating in Viroqua, WI. The Center is a response to the needs of our area’s talented writers and offers workshops, intensives, and public readings. We seek to enhance the creative expression of the people of The Driftless and beyond.


Anyone can be a member of the DWC. We are writers and supporters of the Literary Arts. The Center exists to create and develop occasions to write and opportunities to hone our skill. Our group operates in a spirit of cooperation. We recognize that each individual's contribution is as valuable as any other's. We are mindful to create a supportive and non-competitive environment, while celebrating excellence in writing.

Mission and Vision

The Driftless Writing Center, Inc. provides literary and educational opportunities, readings and discussions, writing classes and workshops, and an outlet for presentation of original writing by its members and the community at large.


The Driftless Writing Center was established in 2010 as a umbrella organization for a variety of literary events centered in Vernon and Crawford Counties including the monthly First Friday poetry readings and the Driftless Writers Workshop. The goals were to provide outlets for creative expression and support for the art and craft of creative writing. Since its inception, DWC has brought acclaimed authors to the area to stage readings and workshops, including three poets laureate of Wisconsin, a poet laureate of Madison, and the author of the 2016 Wisconsin Center for the Book's Book of the Year.


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