In-Person AND Online FOR November 1st

Join us on the first Monday of every month. Starting November 1st, we’ll be trying a hybrid option where you can join us in-person (masked) or ONLINE.


Share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers.

When: First Monday of every month, 6-7:45pm

Where: In-person: Join us at the Goodman South Madison Library Branch, 222 South Park Street, Madison. Masks required. Sorry, no food or drink allowed for now.
Online: Log in  at https://zoom.us/j/399127706

No advance registration required.

Guided Autobiography

Presented by Madison College

You have a wealth of memories and stories. It’s time to capture them in writing.

By using the Guided Autobiography method developed by Dr. James Birren, you will do more than start writing down your memories—you will gain insights into how the events of your life have contributed to the person you are today—and may become tomorrow.

Themes include branching points, family history, the role of money, history of one’s life work, health and body, development of sexual identity, ideas about death, spiritual life and values, and changing goals and aspirations.

The objective of this course is to produce about 9 thematic autobiographical essays. The emphasis is on self-discovery rather than writing craft. Expressive writing of this nature has been shown to decrease anxiety and isolation and increase self-esteem, energy, and social connection.

When: This 10-week workshop meets Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 am, Central, from Sept 9th through November 24th. (Note, we’ll take a 2-week hiatus, skipping Oct 6 and 13, while I am traveling in Italy.)
Where: Online (Webex)
Fee: $194.50
To register go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RegisterReq — Enter course number 33663

Creative Writing

Presented by Madison College

Beginning or advanced writers explore the possibilities of writing for fun and publication by practicing specific writing skills that enhance descriptive language usage, story telling, and exposition, including styles, grammar usage, and imagery.

When: This 8-week workshop meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Central, from September 9 through November 11. (Note, we’ll take a 2-week hiatus, skipping Oct 7 and 14, while I am traveling in Italy.)
Where: Online (Webex)
Fee: $156.50
To register go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RegisterReq —  Enter course number 33401