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reading + writing resources in Madison, WI


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Whether you enjoy casual literary discussion or you’re looking to sharpen your writing skills, Madison has many great resources beyond our local libraries.

🐛 For the bookworms

  • Read Between the Wines | Each month brings a new book + a wine pairing to go with it.
  • Lost in Translation | This club is for the adventurous reader. You’ll exclusively read works in translation + something from a different country is chosen every month.

✏️ For the wordsmiths

  • Arts + Literature Laboratory | This space, for writers of all ages, offers support through every stage of writing via classes, write-ins, and readings.
  • Madison Writer’s Studio | These virtual + in-person workshops bring intimate, high-quality writing classes to a round-table setting.

Are you part of a book club? Or maybe you know of a writing retreat on the horizon?
Let us know your local literary leads.

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