New Work from Our Workshops

Our workshop participants and instructors have been doing some excellent work and this is your chance to hear from new and emerging writers in Madison as well as the accomplished and award-winning instructors who have been guiding them. Come hear some work, get a chance to meet the students and instructors, and learn more about writing workshops at ALL. 


Anne Asher writer Madison Wisconsin

Owner of Posturally, LLC, Anne Asher is a movement therapist and body worker specializing in helping people get out of pain.  She delights in performing her health "edutainment" monologues to audiences of all ages.

Amie Bressers Madison Writer

After spending more than a decade working in copywriting and marketing, Amie Bressers left her job to write her first novel, an effort that is still in progress. When she's not writing, she's working with elementary youth in the Goodman Community Center after-school program, teaching creative writing and literacy.


Madison Wisconsin Poet and Writer Araceli Esparza

In between parenting, teaching and saving words for later, Araceli Esparza, writes bilingual-bicultural picture books and poetry. She is a graduate of Hamline's MFA in Children's Literature. Visit her @WI_MUJER.

Samantha Garcia Madison Wisconsin writer

Sam Garcia is a writer and theater-maker living in Madison, WI. She has completed workshops with The Madison Writers Studio and Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts in New York City. Recent theatrical work includes, PTSD The Play (Scenic and Costume Design, Touring), Hedda Gabler (Assistant Scenic Design, Capitol Stage), boom (Scenic Design, Vassar College) and STEIN-DRAG (Dramaturg, Target Margin Theater Lab). She received her B.A. from Vassar College. 

Jen Rubin Madison Storytelling

Jen Rubin likes to tell a good story. She likes to hear a good story. And she particularly likes working with people to help them find a story in their life they want to tell. Jen teaches storytelling workshops around Madison including the University of Wisconsin Odyssey Project, the Writer's Institute, Edgewood College and the public library.  She has told stories at Moth StorySlams, Moth GrandSlams, Moth Mainstages and with Listen To Your Mother. 

Madison WI Writer Michelle Wildgen

Michelle Wildgen is an executive editor with fifteen years experience at Tin House Magazine. She is a cofounder and teacher of creative writing at the Madison Writers’ Studio, and the author of three novels: Bread and Butter: A Novel, But Not for Long, and You’re Not You, which has been adapted for a film starring Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum. 

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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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