All writers deserve respect, close reading, and thoughtful feedback — and we aim to provide it.
We founded the Madison Writers’ Studio in 2013 with the goal of bringing MFA-level writing instruction to an intimate workshop setting.
We believe the best way to study writing is face-to-face, in small groups. Our workshops are casual yet challenging, held in the homes of our passionate, experienced, and widely published instructors. We pledge to approach every writer's work with kindness, humor, and honesty.
2019 Workshop Schedule
Susanna Daniel’s debut novel, Stiltsville, was awarded the 2011 PEN/Bingham Award for best debut fiction, and her second novel, Sea Creatures, is the Target Book Club selection for September 2014, and was called “a captivating, haunting novel” by Abraham Verghese.
Michelle Wildgen is the author of the novels Bread and Butter, But Not For Long, and You’re Not You (both available in paperback from Picador), and is the editor of an anthology, Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast (Tin House Books).