Madison Writing Assistance
One-to-one Writing Help Around Madison

Madison Writing Assistance provides thoughtful, responsive readers for all kinds of writing, from cover letters and resumés to memoirs and poems. Our staff of friendly writers can provide expert feedback and help you ensure that you are reaching your audience.

Hours & locations

Please contact libraries to set up an appointment.

We'll be offering free weekly writing assistance from September 8 through December 12 at the following locations, with all sites closed during Thanksgiving week (November 24-28).

Weekday Time Location
Tuesdays 4:30–7:30 p.m. Goodman South Madison Library
2222 S. Park St.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Meadowood Neighborhood Center
5374 Raymond Rd.
Wednesdays 3:30–6:30 p.m. Pinney Library
204 Cottage Grove Rd.
Wednesdays 4:00–7:00 p.m. Lakeview Library
2845 N. Sherman Ave.
Thursdays 4:00–7:00 p.m. Hawthorne Library
2707 E. Washington Ave.
Saturdays 1:30–4:30 p.m. Goodman South Madison Library
2222 S. Park St.


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Administrative Staff

  • Nancy Linh Karls, Faculty Director
  • Elisabeth Miller, Graduate Coordinator


  • Virginia Schwarz
  • Jarret Chapin
  • Brian Knight
  • Julia Garrett
  • Leigh Elion
  • Zach Marshall

Contact Us

Please contact library locations to schedule an appointment.

You can contact the administrators of Madison Writing Assistance by emailing us at