Passion. Experience. Commitment.

Award-winning authors Susanna Daniel and Michelle Wildgen founded the Madison Writers' Studio in 2013 with the dream of bringing intimate, high-quality writing classes to a round-table setting. 

In our workshops, local writers develop meaningful connections with other writers and inspire and encourage each other. 

Michelle and Susanna have a combined twenty years of teaching experience, and both have published award-winning novels, essays, and short stories.

The MWS has been featured in the Capital Times, the Isthmus, the Wisconsin State JournalMadison Magazine, and Brava. Here’s a recent piece about graduates who have gone on to publish.

This reminded me of the joy I used to feel in learning new skills and trying new things. I’ve already started the next MWS class.
— Deb

Our Team

Given the quality and abundance of the feedback from the instructor and classmates, I found this class to be the best value as well. You get your money’s worth, and more.
— Julie