Writers’ Showcase

 

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Listen to work written by Roundtable participants.

Connect with others who love reading and writing.

   Support local writers.

Marjorie Pagel
Frank Rewolinski
Darlene Junker
Tom Malin
Jan Wilberg
Bruce Campbell
Luke Patterson
Constance Malloy
Nancy Bauer-King

 

Wed Nov 13, 2019         ComedySportz            7 pm   

420 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

(Bar/Kitchen will open at 6:00 for refreshment purchases)                     

Free and open to all.*

Phone 414-881-7276 for more information

*In lieu of accepting cash donations at the event, we are encouraging people to support Chudnayshun and their upcoming fundraising event:

Enjoy a High School Reunion themed party, featuring a show from Comedysportz players!  Included in your ticket price is Free Non-alcoholic drinks (soda, juice, coffee) as well as an appetizer buffet.  

All funds received from this event will go to support the Chudnayshun Fund and Kradwell School, where students work on living healthy, drug-free lifestyles through positive relationships and resiliency.

About the Director

 

 

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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 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. 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.

 

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.

Teachers Are Writers: A Roundtable Offer for You

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You spend the school year supporting your students’ writing, but what about your own? Summer is a perfect time to listen to the voice that is calling you to get those words onto the page, and Red Oak wants to give you the boost you need to make it happen in our Writers’ Roundtables.

You will learn from hearing others’ reactions to your work and from providing feedback in return. These facilitated critique groups are designed to support you as you work on projects and build a network of writing colleagues.  Participants come with an open mind and a generous “we’re in this together” spirit.

 

Roundtables meet at the Oconomowoc Library, 200 W South St ~ 12 noon – 2:30 pm

Monday afternoons: June 22, July 13, August 3 & 17

Special Price for Educators: $75 for the 4-meeting session ($15 savings)

Register using Pay Pal

or by mail

 

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.

Fall 2020 TBA

Here’s a list of our Spring 2020 classes to give you a taste of what we offer… 

Setting: Where Are We Anyway?
with Deb Brenegan

Setting can do so much more than describe place. It can develop character, augment conflict, and reinforce theme.  In this session, we’ll explore the uses of setting and  practice techniques to make setting work on multiple levels.

Paths to Publishing: The Power of Print-on-Demand
with Kim Suhr

Today, it is not only possible but fairly easy for you to create a professional-looking book and have it available for sale on the Internet with minimal financial investment. Gain an introduction to the basics of print-on-demand publishing.

The Paid Writer: How to Start Freelancing…Without Writing for Free
with Jessica Noel

Students will learn the common misconceptions about being a paid writer, take the critical first steps that many writers skip, and walk away with an action plan for writing productivity and profit.

Whose Point of View is it Anyway?
with Janet Burroway

Point of View is the most complex element of fiction writing, the most difficult to understand and the most difficult to accomplish. It consists of many moving parts. And yet this skill is the first thing that announces to an editor the presence of an amateur or a pro. This workshop will combine analysis of other writers’ work with practice and discussion to refine your POV technique.

Something to Crow About

Things are really starting to POP for our writers.

Publications

Awards

Achievements

Share ’em!

NOTE: If you are a current member of our Roundtable groups and have news to share, please send it kim[at]redoakwriting {dot} com. Unfortunately, spammers have made it impossible to leave comments open for folks to share their news directly.

Current Roundtable Schedule

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Scroll down for a complete listing of our current Roundtable dates

All Roundtables will meet via Zoom until we can be together in person again.

Tuesday Mornings with Kim Suhr 9 – 11:30 am
May/June 2020 Series: 5/12 & 26; 6/9 & 30
July/Aug 2020 Series: 7/2 (NOTE: this is a Thurs)& 14 ; 8/11 & 25

One 2-month Series
Two 2-month Series (save $5/series)

Tuesday Afternoons with Kim Suhr 12 noon – 2:30pm
May/June 2020 Series: 5/12 & 26; 6/9 & 30
July/Aug 2020 Series: 7/2 (NOTE: this is a Thurs) & 14; 8/11 & 25

One 2-month Series
Two 2-month Series (save $5/series)

Wednesday Evenings, with Kim Suhr 6:30 – 9:00 pm
July/Aug 2020 Series: 7/1 & 22; 8/5 & 19

One 2-month Series
Two 2-month Series (save $5/series)

Thursday Evenings, with Kim Suhr 6:30 – 9:00 pm
July/Aug 2020 Series: 7/2 & 16; 8/6 & 20

One 2-month Series
Two 2-month Series (save $5/series)

Friday Mornings with Robert Vaughan, 9:30 am – 12 noon
May/June 2020 Series: 5/1 & 22; 6/5 & 19 (wait list)
July/August 2020 Series: 7/10 & 24; 8/7 & 28

$105 per 2-month series or
$200 for Two 2-month series (when registrations are paid for at the same time)

(Sorry, 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

Roundtable Critique Groups

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WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLES
with Kim Suhr and Robert Vaughan

$105 per session ($200 for 2 sessions)

(4 meetings in a session)

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.