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The Moving Pens Writers’ Group

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Members of the inaugural Moving Pens group dig into a warm-up prompt.

Facilitated by Kim Suhr, MFA

Part writing prompts, part critique group: participants will get a jumpstart on their work and receive feedback to take it to the next level. Held at The Medical College of Wisconsin in collaboration with the MCW Medical Humanities Program.


January – March 2018 Series

Tuesday Evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Jan 16 & 30
Feb 13 & 27
Mar 6 & 20

Prepayment and Registration Required

Full series (all 6 dates): $120

MCW Student Price: $60

3 dates (minimum)*: $75

MCW Student Price: $38

4 dates*: $100

MCW Student Price: $50

5 dates*: $125

MCW Student Price: $63

OR Register by mail

*If you are signing up for less than the full series, please email Kim to indicate the dates you will attend: kim[a]redoakwriting.com 

Sorry, no refunds.


KIM SUHR, MFA is the author of Maybe I’ll Learn: Snapshots of a Novice Mom and director of Red Oak Writing. Her work has appeared in various journals, most recently at Literally Stories,  Midwest Review, the Stonecoast Review and Solstice Lit, as well as in the anthology, Family Stories from the Attic (Hidden Timber Books, 2017). 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.

The Roundtable Process (video)

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Rx for Writers’ Groups

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Has your writers’ group hit a plateau? Are you looking for a way to take your writing to the next level? Would you like fresh approaches to giving and receiving feedback?

Whether your group is just starting out or you have been together for years, you can benefit from the observations and guidance of an objective, experienced eye. Red Oak Director and Roundtable Leader, Kim Suhr, can tailor the session to your group’s needs. Some possible activities include:

  • helping you set group and individual goals
  • modeling different approaches to feedback
  • sharing techniques for improving your critiquing skills
  • observing the group’s process & suggesting ways to make it stronger and more efficient
  • demonstrating Red Oak’s approach & helping you find ways to tweak it to match your needs
  • other (addressing issues specific to your group)

To set up a session, call Kim at 414.881.7276

Fee: $150 for one 2.5 hour session
(for up to 6 writers. Plus $25 for each additional writer.)
Kim Suhr 2Kim Suhr is Director of Red Oak Writing and author of Maybe I’ll Learn: Snapshots of a Novice Mom. She will receive her MFA in fiction from Pine Manor College in January, 2015. Her work has appeared at Grey Sparrow Journal, Full of Crow and Staccato Fiction as well as earning awards from the Wisconsin Writers Association’s Jade Ring and Lindemann Humor Contests. To learn more about her writing, visit kimsuhr.com 


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Current Roundtable Schedule


Scroll down for a complete listing of our current Roundtable dates

In-Person Groups meet in the Red Oak Writing studio:

11709 W Cleveland Ave, West Allis, WI

Follow this link to learn about our Online Roundtable Group.

Tuesday Afternoons with Kim Suhr 12 noon – 2:30pm  

May/June 2018: May 1, 15 & 29; June 12

July/Aug 2018: July 3 & 17; Aug 14 & 28

Register now using Pay Pal

One 2-month Session

Two Sessions (save $5/session)


Thursday Mornings with Kim Suhr, 9:30 – 12 noon 

May/June 2018: May 10 & 24; June 7 & 14

July/Aug 2018: July 5 & 19; Aug 16 & 30

Register now using Pay Pal

One 2-month Session

Two Sessions (save $5/session)


Thursday Evenings with Kim Suhr, 6:30 – 9:00 pm 

May/June 2018: May 10 & 24; June 7 & 21

July/Aug 2018: July 5 & 26; Aug 16 & 30

Register now using Pay Pal
One 2-month Session    
Two  Sessions (save $5/session)

Fridays with Robert Vaughan, 9:30 am – 12 noon  0

May/June 2018: 5/ 11 & 25; 6/15 & 29

July/Aug 2018: Recess. See you in September

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$105 per session or

$200 for 2  sessions (when registrations are paid for at the same time)

(No Refunds)

To register by mail, complete our  Registration Form and send with your check to Red Oak Writing, PO Box 342, Genesee Depot, WI  53127
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