Online Writers’ Roundtable

Now, get the helpful feedback and collegial support of our Roundtables without leaving your house!

online rtUsing a method inspired by our face-to-face Roundtables, you will give and receive written (typed) feedback as well as participate in four 1.5 hr real-time conversations with your group mates.

Current: May – August 2018 Series (waiting list)

Deadlines for Uploading Work

May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug 15

Real-Time Online Hangouts 

May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22

Fall 2018: Sept – Dec (5-session Series)

Deadlines for Uploading Work  

(12 pm Central Time on the following Wednesdays)

Sept 5 & 26, Oct 17, Nov 7 & 28

Real-Time Online Hangouts

(7-8:30 Central Time on the following Wednesdays)

Sept 12, Oct 3 & 24, Nov 14, Dec 5

$150 per series (5 session/series)*

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Register by Mail: Complete our Online Registration Form and send check to Red Oak Writing, PO Box 342, Genesee Depot, WI 53127

Some logistics:

  • 6 writers for each 6-session series (small group means deeper, more focused comments)
  • Meet in a real-time Google Hangout one week after upload date
  • One week prior to each Hangout, participants share a Googledoc of their work (2,500 words max) so others can post comments before we “meet” in the Hangout
  • Allot approximately 15-20 minutes to commenting on each piece prior to our Hangout time.
  • Attendance at the real-time Hangouts is mandatory (with dispensation for one absence per session if absolutely necessary). It is important for written/verbal feedback to be even and equitable. No fair taking written feedback and not providing conversation on others’ pieces.
  • The verbal portion/real-time Hangout will be topic driven. (I will suggest aspects of craft for deeper exploration.)  When we have finished discussing the piece, the writer will have a few minutes to ask follow-up questions or make a comment.

*Prerequisite: Previous participation in our face-to-face Roundtables OR the equivalent. (If you have never been in a Roundtable or workshop group, please contact Kim Suhr 414.881.7276 or to discuss your experience with giving and receiving critique.)

Technology Requirements:

Gmail account and familiarity with Googledocs and Google Hangouts

Highspeed internet connection

Webcam and mic

What Participants Say About Online Roundtables

About the Facilitator:

KIM SUHR is the author of Maybe I’ll Learn: Snapshots of a Novice Mom and director of Red Oak Writing. Her work has appeared in many journals, most recently at Midwest Review, the Stonecoast Review and Solstice Lit. In addition, her writing has earned  awards from the Wisconsin Writers’ Association’s Jade Ring and Lindemann Humor Contests. You can listen to Kim read her work at WUWM 89.7 on the Lake Effect Program. She holds an MFA from the Solstice program at Pine Manor College where she was the Dennis Lehane Fellow in Fiction.