The Agora

The Agora name comes from the ancient Greek agora, the marketplace where citizens gathered to share ideas.

The Agora is created by and published for members, and made available to the wider Dane County community through libraries, senior centers, retirement centers, and our website. The first volume of The Agora was published in 2011

PLATO: The Agora Submission Invitation

Submission Deadline March 1, 2021

The Editorial Board of The Agora is actively seeking submissions of original works by PLATO members for the 2021 edition (volume 7) in the following categories:
   Non- Fiction (short stories, and essays including history, science, current events, etc.)
   Visual Arts (including painting, sculpture, and photography)

Interested members are encouraged to submit up to three pieces in one or more of the categories (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual arts). Final selections for inclusion in Volume 7 will be determined through blind juried review.

The submission guidelines are posted here.  A cover sheet for submissions is posted here. Questions may be directed to The Agora Managing Editor, Bill Eisinger, at

The PLATO Agora Editorial Board looks forward to receiving submissions from PLATO members by the March 1, 2021 deadline for the seventh volume of The Agora that is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2021.

The Agora, Volume 6 Now Available!

Online or by mail.

Mailed to all members in September 2019.

If you are interested in additional printed and bound copies of The Agora, Vol. 6, please send $15 to:
 The Agora, 21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715. 
Additional copies of Volumes 1, 2, 4, and 5 are also available. 

For questions, contact Managing Editor Bill Eisinger,

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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