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

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

The Madison Writers’ Studio was founded 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.

At MWS, we share common pitfalls and useful strategies, read published work with a writer's eye, and hone our skills using craft exercises. We pledge to approach every writer's work with kindness, humor, and honesty.

Join us!

Our readings are open to the public. 

feel free to Stop by and listen to our writers share their stories.

Dec 21 at 5:30p @ MYSTERY TO ME