High-quality creative writing workshops

“I’ve worked with other editors and taken other Madison-based workshops, but this workshop was far superior to all. You get your money’s worth, and more.” —Julie


The Madison Writers’ Studio was founded in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2013 by award-winning novelists Michelle Wildgen and Susanna Daniel with the goal of bringing high-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 laid-back yet challenging, held in the homes of our enthusiastic and widely published instructors.
MWS madison mag 2Our goal is to help writers improve by sharing common pitfalls and useful strategies. We read published work with a writer’s eye, use exercises to hone aspects of craft, and approach each other’s work with kindness, humor, and honesty.

We believe all writers are brave and deserve respect, close reading, and thoughtful feedback — and we aim to provide it.

Writers are encouraged to apply now or contact us with any questions.