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 experience teaching at the university level, and both have published award-winning novels, essays, and short stories, and hold degrees and distinctions from top-ranked MFA programs. In 2015, MWS welcomed Melissa Falcon Field, a highly experienced instructor and skilled novelist and essayist, to the team.

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.

Our Team

Current Workshops