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Celebration of Writing: Submit a Story!

Madison Writing Assistance Celebration of Writing

Madison Writing Assistance is hosting a virtual "Celebration of Writing" this April! The written word is interwoven into the fabric of our lives – as individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Come celebrate the power of writing with Madison Writing Assistance at their Roundtable and Story Exchange events this April! You’ll find inspiration and advice, and you’ll learn more about how MWA can support the writing you undertake every day, whether for school, work, or pure enjoyment.

The virtual Celebration will take place through two events:

Story Exchange

Deadline for submissions: April 18Madison Writing Assistance Story Exchange

We are all writers, even if we are not published authors. Writing emerges in different modes and forms: text messages, emails, personal statements, cover letters, vows, eulogies, homework assignments, journal entries. So much of what we write goes unremarked upon, but it certainly isn’t unremarkable. 

As part of the 2021 Celebration of Writing program, MWA is organizing a story exchange, which aims to amplify and highlight the voices of Madison-area writers–creative, technical, academic, and everyday writers. To this end, they're inviting submissions of brief accounts about your relationship with writing. 

You can participate in the “story exchange” by submitting a short piece of writing, video, or audio that shares your story as a writer. They will curate and publish the accounts or anecdotes on the UW-Madison Writing Center’s award-winning blog Another Word on Tuesday, May 4. 

Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 

The roundtable discussion will focus on the theme "Writing for Change." The path toward personal, organizational, and social change often presents obstacles that can be addressed or overcome through writing. This roundtable conversation will highlight the many ways that members of our community use writing to make change happen. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage with speakers during a Q&A.

Featured Speakers for the Madison Writing Assistance Celebration of WritingFeatured Speakers

  • Kevin Mullen, Co-Director of the UW-Madison Odyssey Project
  • Marisol Gonzalez, Bilingual Programs Specialist & Spanish Tutor with Aprende, LLC; Alumna of the UW-Odyssey Project, UW Writer’s Institute
  • Liz Boyd, Marketing Specialist with Madison Public Library
Apr 8, 2021