Roundtable Leaders



KIM is the author of Maybe I’ll Learn: Snapshots of a Novice Mom and director of Red Oak Writing. 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. You can listen to Kim read her work at WUWM 89.7 on the Lake Effect Program. To learn more about her writing, visit She holds an MFA from the Solstice program at Pine Manor College where she was the Dennis Lehane Fellow in Fiction.



Robert Vaughan has led the Friday morning roundtable for over ten years. In addition, he teaches workshops in hybrid writing, poetry and fiction at The Clearing, Synergia Ranch, and Mabel Dodge Luhan House. He was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction (2013, 2014) and was the head judge for the Bath International Flash Fiction Awards, 2016. His flash fiction, “A Box,” was selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 (Queen’s Ferry Press). He is the Editor-in-Chief at Bending Genres.

Robert is the author of five books: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (CCM);  RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press) and FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press). His blog: