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.

Most recently 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

Professional Project Presentation
November 24, 2020
Lincoln, NE

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

Featured Books

  • Safety Measures

    A cross-country bike adventure. This journey wonders what measures make the road less dangerous and more safe for solo wandering by bicycle.

  • Yoga Birds

    Singing crows, diving swans, and preening peacocks join eagles in this fun, kid-friendly yoga book. Yoga Birds is published by Zea Books.

  • Diversions

    From dancing girl press & studio, this chapbook of found poetry explores the diversions of film, audiobooks, and books made into movies.