All writers deserve respect, close reading, and thoughtful feedback — and we aim to provide it.

MWS Madison Magazine

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.

Thank you both for operating such a fantastic organization where aspiring writers are challenged, supported and celebrated. You are both gems.
— C. E.

2019 Workshop Schedule

It was the best writing class I’ve ever taken. I would absolutely take another class. The feedback was probably the most valuable part of the class. It was thorough and really showed that the instructor cared about the students and content.
— Cristalyne