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.

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