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What Participants Say About The Moving Pens

  • The Moving Pens offers writers at all levels and in many genres a safe, fun way to build skills. I was amazed to see how quickly a group of students, residents, faculty and community members built trust. My writing has improved. Thanks, Moving Pens!” ~Dr. Bruce Campbell (Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, and Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities)
  • The Moving Pens is a wonderful outlet that helps me to keep writing in my life, amidst mounting clinical responsibilities. The group is a vibrant community of writers who work in healthcare. The workshop format offers all group members the opportunity to give and receive valuable, collegial feedback.” ~Dr. Brittany Bettendorf, MCW Rheumatology fellow
  • “I so appreciated the camaraderie that developed amongst the group of busy professionals trying to carve out time for writing. The insightful feedback from the other Moving Pens’ members gave me many new ideas not only for my current work, but for future projects.” ~Joanne Nelson, MFA Creative Nonfiction
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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.

$175 per series (6 sessions/series)*

Jan – May 2018 Session

Deadlines for Uploading Work  

(12 pm Central Time on the following Wednesdays)

Jan 10 & 31, Feb 21, Mar 14, Apr 4 & 25

Real-Time Online Hangouts

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

Jan 17, Feb 7 & 28, Mar 21, Apr 11, May 2

Register Using Pay Pal


Register by Mail

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 kim@redoakwriting.com 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. To learn more about her writing, visit kimsuhr.com.

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Teen Writers’ Circles

wr circ 2Keep the Magic Going Throughout the School Year…

Teen writers bring in photocopies of works in progress to receive feedback, share ideas and learn from each other in a supportive environment.

Facilitated by Red Oak Director, Kim Suhr.

Meets at our studio in the education wing of Holy Trinity Church, 11709 W Cleveland Ave, West Allis

 Sunday afternoons

Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 12, Apr 30 

(Registration deadline: Mon. Jan 22)

Wr Circ

1:00 – 3:00 pm

$75 includes all 4 dates

To register, print & complete our Red Oak Youth Reg Form

then mail with check to: Red Oak Writing, PO Box 342, Genesee Depot, WI 53127


use your credit card or Pay Pal account:


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