New Home of the Writers’ Police Academy: A Video Tour


Are you ready for a weekend research adventure filled with the most fun and over-the-top excitement you could possibly stand? Yes? Well, the 2015 Writers’ Police Academy is the place for you!

Planes, trains and car chases. Shooting, handcuffing, murder investigations, fingerprinting, driving a police car, and firefighting are just a small portion of the hands-on workshops available this year. And, we’re in a brand new, premier law enforcement facility, one where even the FBI sends agents for training.

Sure, the WPA sells out quickly, within hours after registration opens. However, this year we were able to add more space and workshops to our already incredible lineup. So…we are pleased to announce that we now have more spots available. But you’ll need to hurry and sign up before they, too, are gone.

To give you an idea of what’s in store for WPA attendees, here’s a brief video tour of our new home, the Public Safety Training Center in Appleton, Wi. And yes, what you see in the video is a small sample of what’s available to WPA attendees!

See you in August!

*The WPA is designed to accommodate everyone. You can do as much or as little as you like. The learning experience is the same.

*Don’t forget to send in your entry for the Golden Donut Short Story Contest!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Sara Gruen is the 2015 contest judge! This is an incredible opportunity to have your work read by one of the top authors of our time.

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Sara Gruen is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Water for Elephants, Ape House, Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes. Her works have been translated into forty-three languages, and have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Water for Elephants was adapted into a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Rob Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz in 2011.

Sara’s latest book, At The Water’s Edge, is available in all the usual outlets.