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Writing @ Madison Public Library

Ongoing Events

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

National Poetry Month (including writing workshops)

Wisconsin Book Festival

Chapters Teen Writing Club
Thursdays, 6-8pm - Pinney Library
Local author Carole Madrzak leads a writing club for teens.

First Monday, First Person
First Monday of the month - Pinney Library
Monthly writers' salon on the Monday of each month through December (excluding holidays)


Cabin Fever Writing Club Get Lost

Workshops and Programs

Have an idea for a writing workshop you’d like to see at the library? Email to tell us about it. 

Cabin Fever Writing Club Wild Heart

Online Resources

Business and Educational Writing

  • Business Plans Handbook Database containing actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.
  • LearningExpress Library A comprehensive online database of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed. Includes tutorials on writing and grammar.
  • Writer’s Handbook Guidelines for academic and professional writing from the Writing Center at UW-Madison.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab Writing resources and instructional material from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.

Creative Writing

  • National Novel Writing Month National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
  • Poets & Writers Resources for writers, including selected content from Poets & Writers Magazine.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab: Creative WritingResources that will help you with the basics of creative writing, including resources on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
  • Writer’s Digest Online home of the popular magazine dedicated to helping writers with the craft and the business of writing.

Professional Associations

There are many professional associations for writers of any genre or style. Check out a few below, or find more lists herehere, and here.

Grant Writing