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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Cabin Fever 2017-18




Cabin fever 2017-2018

Open to writers of all levels, this winter the Bubbler will be hosting three consecutive all-genre workshops. These classes will be led by some of Madison’s brightest minds and will keep your creative flame alive throughout our darkest months! Registration is recommended.

All classes are Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00p in the Bubbler room @ Central.

  • Session 1: Oct 26, Nov 16, Nov 30 (2017) with Aaron Teel
  • Session 2: Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1 (2018) with Andy Gricevich
  • Session 3: Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1 (2018) with Cynthia Marie Hoffman
  • Special Cabin Fever Craft Lecture with Bonnie Nadzam: Feb 27 -- no registration required

Please note that by registering, you are signed up for all sessions of Cabin Fever. You are free to attend any and all classes as you wish. If you have any questions, please contact volunteer coordinator Aaron Fai at


Aaron Teel is the author of the novella Shampoo Horns, anthologized in My Very End of the UniverseFive Novellas-in-Flash and A Study of the Form from Rose Metal Press. His short short fiction has appeared in Tin HouseNew SouthSmokelong Quarterly, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught for three years. He is currently at work on a novel.

Andy Gricevich has taught Poetry for Poets and Non-Poets, as well as classes and workshops in writing, music and theater, at the University of Illinois, the Evergreen State College, the School for Designing a Society, and less formal venues. His work has appeared in A Book of Music (Minutes Books, 2012) and in various print and online journals; Against the Principles of Its Disappearance is forthcoming from Oxeye Press. To contribute to the flourishing of grassroots communities of exploratory art-making, he's edited Cannot Exist Press and the ephemeral journal Open Face. With marvelous collaborators, he has matched poets from all over with regional writers in the Oscar Presents reading series and its predecessor, the _______-Shaped Readings. Andy, an avid forager, musician and maker of meals, is uncomfortably writing this in the third person.

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, Paper Doll FetusSightseer, and the forthcoming Call Me When You Want to Talk About the Tombstones, as well as the chapbook Her Human Costume. Hoffman is the recipient of a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, a Director’s Guest fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her poems have appeared in Jubilat, PleiadesFence, BlackbirddiodeThe Journal, and elsewhere. She co-edits the online interview series on poetry project books, The Cloudy House ( Visit Cynthia online at

Bonnie Nadzam’s first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty Dunnan First Novel Award in 2011, and was longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Lions, was released by Grove Press in 2016 and was a USA PEN Finalist for Literary Fiction. Nadzam has published fiction and essays in Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Orion Magazine, A Public Space, The Iowa Review, Epoch, The Kenyon Review, and others.