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The Agora

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

PLATO's 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 and Volume 8 will be available in Fall 2023.

Thank you to all the PLATO writers and visual artists who offered their work for consideration!

Please note that the submission deadline for The Agora, Volume 8 has now closed.

The Agora, Volume 7   

is available Online.   

The Agora, Vol. 7 (print copy) was mailed to all member households in November 2021,
with some members choosing to opt-out.

If you are interested in purchasing additional printed copies of The Agora, Vol. 7, please send $15 to:

 PLATO, 6209 Mineral Point Road, #203 Madison, WI 53705.

Additional copies of Volumes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 are also available.

Questions? Please contact Managing Editor

Edie Urness-Pondillo,

PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.

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

for more information, contact us at:


6209 Mineral Point Road #203
Madison, WI 53705

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