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Quan Barry, Anthony Doerr, & Lysley Tenorio (10/6/20)






Emma Straub (10/15/20)






S.M. Hulse & Maxim Loskutoff (10/16/20)






Cherene Sherrard & Heather Swan (10/16/20)






Elizabeth Ames & Meg Wade (10/21/20)






Traci Brimhall & Lauren Russell (10/28/20)






Aimee Nezhukumatathil (11/5/20)






Aria Aber & Elizabeth Powell (11/18/20)






Danielle Evans (12/2/20)



Wisconsin Wednesdays

This year, in light of social-distancing measures and the inability to safely sponsor in-person events, the UW-Madison Program in Creative Writing is launching Wisconsin Wednesdays, a virtual reading series featuring Wisconsin authors and UW Alums who are promoting new books. In keeping with the Wisconsin Idea that the borders of the University are the borders of our state, we are hoping to bring this virtual reading series to readers beyond Madison. Wisconsin Wednesdays is produced in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival.

The Program in Creative Writing brings writers and writing professionals to Madison each semester to read from their work, discuss the writing life, or otherwise engage with our writing community. Because of the ongoing health crisis, we’ve opted to continue our programming on a virtual platform in an effort to support both writers, who now more than ever are in need of events to promote their work, and also bookstores, who are looking to reach potential readers. Please sign up to receive e-mails about upcoming literary events. You can also subscribe to our Google Calendar (excerpted at left) to see how these events fit into your schedule and to keep constant tabs on what’s happening around town on your phone or other device. If you have an event that you would like added to our calendar, please contact the Readings Coordinator, Sean Bishop.



Readings this Semester

Bookstore Partners

We highly encourage people interested in purchasing books featured at the readings to place their orders at any of these local, independent partner bookstores from all over the state of Wisconsin.