About Red Oak

Red Oak Writing offers programming for writers of all levels of ability and experience.

We recognize that the definition of writing “success” is different for each writer who comes through our door. From the aspiring novelist who wants to see her name on the cover of a book to the poet who wants to be published in a literary journal to the grandfather who wants to create a memoir for future generations, we take our writers where they are and help give them the tools to make their writing dreams come true.

Through Roundtable critique groups, craft workshops, and author readings, Red Oak creates a supportive community of writers who have the same goal: to improve their writing and help others to do the same.

KIM SUHR is Director of Red Oak Writing and author of Nothing to Lose (Cornerstone Press, 2018). She leads Roundtables, teaches craft & publishing workshops, and provides manuscript critiques/developmental edits and coaching for individual clients. Her work has appeared in many journals including 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. 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.

 

 

Online Writers’ Roundtable

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

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Using a method inspired by our face-to-face Roundtables, you will give and receive feedback in real-time conversations with your group mates.

Additional groups that are now meeting online: weekdays and Sunday afternoons

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Jan/Feb 2020 Series: Jan 22 & 29; Feb 12 & 26
Mar/Apr 2020 Series: Mar 11; Apr 1, 15 & 29
May/June 2020 Series: May 6 & 20; June 3 & 17

$105 for one 2-month series (includes 4 sessions)

$200 for two series when paid at the same time (includes 8 sessions)

Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Mar/Apr 2020 Series: Mar 5 & 19; Apr 2 & 16
May/June 2020 Series: May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18

$105 for one 2-month series (includes 4 sessions)
$200 for two series when paid at the same time (includes 8 sessions)

To Register: Complete our Online Registration Form

To use Pay Pal: Click on the amount above

OR

To pay by check: Send to

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

Some logistics:

  • 6-8 writers for each series (small group means deeper, more focused comments)
  • Share work as a pdf, Word doc or Googledoc (up to 2,000 words, any form/genre)
  • Meet in a real-time Zoom videochats
  • Answers to other FAQ’s can be found here

*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.)

What Participants Say About Online Roundtables

About the Facilitator:


KIM SUHR
 is the author of Nothing to Lose (Cornerstone Press, 2018) and director of Red Oak Writing. Her work has appeared in many journals, recently at Midwest Review, the Stonecoast Review and Rosebud. 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. kimsuhr.com.

Craft & Publishing Workshops

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Join other writers and experts in the field to learn about topics relating to writing and marketing your work. These interactive workshops  allow you to dig deeper into your work and learn from other committed writers in a collegial setting. (Click on class title for registration information)

Saturdays
On Zoom

Sept 18, 2021 (9:30 – 11 am CT) “How to Get Started on Instagram” with Maggie Smith

Current Roundtable Schedule

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Red Oak Roundtables are appropriate for dedicated writers willing to share their work with a group to receive feedback, share ideas, and build a network of writing friends.

Scroll down for a complete listing of our current Roundtable dates.
Space is limited. Groups fill quickly.
All times in Central Time Zone
Click for a Calendar View of our Roundtable Schedule

Follow links below for fee information and to register
Unless otherwise  noted, groups are led by Red Oak Director, Kim Suhr

6-session series
$150 for Inkslinger and Penmonkey Members
$180 for First Drafter Members and Nonmembers

Current Schedule

Online: Sunday Afternoons, 1 – 3:30 pm
May 22, June 12, July 24, Aug 7
Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11

Online: Tuesday Afternoons,  12 – 2:30 pm
July-Sept Series:
7/12 & 26; 8/9 & 30; 9/13 & 27 (wait list)

Online: Tuesday Afternoons (group B),12 – 2:30 pm
July-Sept Series:
7/5 & 19; 8/2 & 23; 9/6 & 20 (wait list)

Online: Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
July-Sept Series: 7/6 & 20; 8/3 & 24; 9/14 & 28 (wait list)

Online: Thursday Evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
July-Sept Series: 7/7 & 28; 8/4 & 25; 9/8 & 22 (wait list)

(Sorry, No Refunds)

Please contact kim@redoakwriting.com if you have questions.


 

Roundtable Critique Groups

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WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLES
lead by Red Oak Director, Kim Suhr

6-Session Series

$150  (Inkslinger & Penmonkey members)

$180 (First Drafter members and non-members)

The roundtables are critique groups designed to support you as you work on projects and continue developing the craft. Our experienced leaders are published writers who are also actively pursuing their own writing goals. They are committed to helping you reach your writing dreams — big project or small — fiction, nonfiction, plays or poetry.

Red Oak roundtable groups are appropriate for dedicated writers willing to share their work with a group to receive feedback, share ideas and build a network of writing friends.

Click HERE for a current schedule.