The Agora is PLATO’s literary and arts journal, created in the spirit of PLATO’s mission to promote intellectual and cultural enrichment opportunities for the senior community. The name comes from the ancient Greek agora, the marketplace where citizens gathered to share ideas. In this tradition, The Agora is a venue for sharing the creative literary and artistic talents of PLATO members in a periodic volume of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and pictorial and photographic art.
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, Volume 6 is projected for 2019. Members may look ahead towards the opportunity for submitting their creative work for Volume 6 in the fall of 2018.
See below for the current and past issues of The Agora. Printed copies may be obtained at the PLATO office in the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, 21 North Park St., 7th Floor. For questions, contact Managing Editor Patricia Becker, firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 833-5799.