Many writers are still mourning the loss of the UWM Spring Writers Festival, but weep no more. Red Oak is starting 2014 with lots of ways to “feed your writer” and stay true to your intention to write more in the new year. At home and on the road, there’s sure to be something that sparks your interest…
Write ’til You’re Blue in the Face (Full Day Version) L D Fargo Library, Lake Mills, WI
Saturday, January 18 (snow date Feb 8) 9 – 3 pm.
Through a generous grant, the workshop is modestly priced: $25.00, which includes morning coffee & rolls and catered lunch
Like training for a long-distance bike ride or practicing yoga, the more you write, the better and more focused your writing becomes. Kim will guide participants through exercises to make the most of their current skills and help them grow in confidence and technique. She will weave in discussion on matters of craft including choosing the right point of view, making optimal use of details and infusing backstory without losing narrative momentum.
Registration forms are available at the library or by calling 920 648 8511 and asking for Marilyn.
Write ’til You’re Blue in the Face (4-Session Version) Delafield Arts Center
A workshop to help you bust through the block and write more than you thought possible.
4 Class Series: January 22, Febuary 5 & 19, March 5. Wednesdays, 10am – 12 noon.
In this writing exercise workshop, Kim Suhr, will guide participants through writing exercises to make the most of their current skills and help them grow in confidence and techniques. For beginners and those who appreciate the jump start writing exercises provide.
Git ‘R Done: A Writing Project Planning Workshop
Saturday, Jan 25, 9:30 – 12 noon
Fee: $25 (Discounted rate for current Roundtable participants: $15)
As the promise of a new year unfolds before us, now is the perfect time to rededicate ourselves to the someday project that has been calling our names–once and for all.
This workshop will provide participants with organization tools, accountability strategies, a plan of action, and, best of all, the support and ideas of other writers who are in the same boat.
Write Together: A multi-generational workshop to share the gift of words.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-3 pm at Mt Mary University (Alumnae Center)
Follow Up Reading, Sunday, Mar. 2, 1-3 pm location TBD
Grab a writing partner and join us for an afternoon of writing activities to spark your memory and inspire creativity at the page. Participants register in pairs. Youth (minimum age: 10) must attend with an adult. Other ages can mix-n-match. No prior writing experience necessary. Registration required.
As always, our stellar Roundtable Critique Groups welcome writers of all backgrounds and experience to learn and grow together.