Award-winning writer, teacher
and scholar



Laura Madeline Wiseman has presented at conferences, reading series, and events. She has presented at the Association of Writers and Poets Conference (AWP), College English Association, Midwest Modern Language Association, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, National Popular Culture Association/American Cultures Association Conference, and Steel Pen Creative Writers’ Conference. She has given reading in the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center Reading Series, University of South Dakota Visiting Writer Series, and Joaquin Miller Poetry Reading Series.

She has taught craft workshops and retreats at Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poetry of Provocation and Witness, Nebraska Writers Guild, Nebraska Book Festival, and Drake University.

In 2018, Madeline read in the reading series Imaginary Gardens and An Evening at Mo Java. She read in anthology readings of Guide to More Nebraska Authors (John H. Ames Reading Series in the Heritage Room at Bennett Martin Library). She read for the Writers Guild in Bloomington, Indiana. She taught the "Writing Collaborative Intensive Workshop" at the 2018 Greater Nebraska Writers Conference. She lead two sessions in the "Writing the Necessary" 2018 Nebraska Writers Guild Poetry Retreat held at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, NE.

In 2017, she presented at the You Are Here Conference in Omaha, the Steel Pen Creative Writers’ Conference in Indiana, and the C.D. Wright Conference in Arkansas. She also read in the A Celebration of Nebraska Books, a Nasty Women Poets anthology reading at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Recent Talks

Teaching Strategies
October 1, 2021
Lincoln, NE

Professional Project Presentation
November 24, 2020
Lincoln, NE

Children's Literature Presentation
December 10, 2019
Lincoln, NE

Featured Books

  • Signs: Savannah to Key West

    A bicycle carries a rider through place. The voices of family carry us back and forth through time. A story documents an 800-mile bicycle ride from Savannah to Key West.

  • 6 Back-to-Back Centuries on Route 66

    A 2,200-mile bicycle ride along Historic Route 66 is explored in this collection forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

  • Great River Legs

    From the riverboat paths of Mark Twain to the footpaths of the Natchez Trace Trail, this book documents a bike adventure along rivers.