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Flash Memoir



 with Christi Craig

Saturday, January 21, 2017

(Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan 16)

In this workshop, we will define the purpose of memoir and the memoir essay (there is a difference!). We’ll look at traditional and nontraditional forms and talk about strategies for turning a personal experience or story into flash memoir (1,000 words or fewer). And, we will put pen to paper–because we learn best when we engage with the page!

9:30 am – noon

Red Oak Writing ~ 11709 W. Cleveland Ave, West Allis


$45 (students & current Roundtable participants)

To register by mail, complete form and send check to

Red Oak Writing, PO Box 342, Genesee Depot, WI 53127

kim@redoakwriting or 414-881-7276 for info


 CCraig-0181-300x199  Christi Craig lives in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, and she received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters Competition, 2010. Visit her website at christicraig.com.

Writing Your College Application Essay (Online Class)

Rise to the Top

GPA’s, AP’s, ACT’s & SAT’s: this is the alphabet soup that will help you get into the college of your dreams, but what about that personal essay? Even the strongest of writers can get hung up on what to write about and how to approach this part of the application.

This online class will take students from idea generation to first draft. Included in the fee is individualized feedback on one essay (up to 650 words or about 2.5 pages double-spaced, 12-pt font).

Fee: $50 (includes 5 online modules and 1 essay critique)

Dates: The class may begin at any time. Students will have access to the online resources for 4 weeks. The essay must be submitted (as a Word Doc or via Googledocs) by the end of the 4th week.                                               No extensions!  Subsequent essays may be submitted at a discounted rate.

To Register: Complete the Registration Form

and send check to Red Oak Writing, PO Box 342, Genesee Depot, WI 53127 


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*The class uses the Haiku Learning platform. Here is a link to their browser requirements. You will also need an up-to-date version of Flashplayer or the equivalent to listen to the podcasts. The platform is straightforward and should be accessible for most every student.

Kim Suhr 2Director of Red Oak Writing, Kim Suhr, is a former high school English teacher who has helped many young people craft college application and scholarship essays that got results. Her students have been accepted to schools such as Macalester, Duke, and Cal Poly Pamona, to name a few.

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