Jamel Brinkley

Jamel Brinkley was raised in Brooklyn and the Bronx, New York. He is a Kimbilio Fellow and is an alum of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. He has been awarded scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, as well as from the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop. He recently graduated as a Dean’s Fellow from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Fiction at the University of Iowa, and is the current Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. His short stories have appeared in A Public Space, and his debut collection, A Lucky Man and Other Stories, is forthcoming in Spring 2018 from Graywolf Press.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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