Author, Nickolas Butler: Writing and Publication

Red Oak Writing invites all aspiring writers to this intimate session with Butler where he’ll discuss the writing and publishing process. Thursday, April 16 10:00 a.m. Location: Friends of the Shorewoood Public Library Program Room   Join Shotgun Lovesongs author, Nickolas Butler, and Red Oak Writing as we present an informational session about writing and …

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Time to Write: 2015

When I talk to writers, one of their most common complaints is that they cannot find time to write. I confess, I have uttered the same lament on more occasions than one. On this topic, I would like to share some thoughts from Rigoberto Gonzalez’s commencement address presented in January, 2014 to the Solstice MFA …

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Craft & Publishing Workshops a Hit!

Many thanks to the engaged, enthusiastic writers who participated in Kristine Hansen’s “Get Paid for Your Stories” workshop! We’re looking forward to more fantastic Second Saturday workshops in 2015. See you there!

Standing Room Only!

Red Oak Folk and their adoring fans packed Saz’s State Room for our fall Writers’ Showcase Reading! Many thanks to our fantastic readers: Pam Parker Jonnie Guernsey Beth Huwiler Jack Douthitt Jessi Vertz Jennifer Vanderheyden Jo DeMars Christine Baerbock Bruce Campbell Jennifer Rupp   You guys knocked it out of the park!  

A Room Full of Characters

An astute, generous group of writers shared their wisdom about how to make our characters come to life for our readers. Here’s what a couple of them had to say about our morning together: Great workshop! Just the right mix of craft, theory, and discussion. Really good writing exercises, something to kickstart my writing even after …

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Red Oak Folk Recognized in the WWA Jade Ring Contest!

Red Oak is proud to announce recognition of four writers from among our Roundtable ranks: Bruce Campbell First Place, Jade Ring winner, Essay Pam Parker Third Place, Writing for Young People Joel Habush Second Place, Essay; Honorable Mention, Formal Poetry Joanne Nelson Honorable Mention, Essay Our heartiest congratulations to those who won awards!