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Nothing to write about?! Impossible! In “Pizzazz!” writers will participate in activities and exercises that “wake up” the creative side of their brains and open up a world of writing ideas. Ideas are all around us if we train our eyes to see them. (Teachers will come away with loads of writing ideas and topics, too!)

It’s time to begin your book, so put on your jacket — your book jacket, that is. In this engaging workshop, participants will learn what other young authors have published and participate in creative exercises to help them focus their great ideas into book-worthy material. Whether they like to write poetry, fiction or non- fiction, this workshop will give young writers a sense of direction and a plan for making their writing dreams come true.

Moving beyond simple “peer editing,” this workshop trains young writers to give, receive and use feedback to make their writing come alive for their readers.

The instructor will craft a program that meets your group’s specific needs.

Includes instruction for up to 20 students. Add $15/student for each additional participant. Number may be limited by the format/topic chosen. )

The rate includes prep time, mileage (within 30 miles of Milwaukee), materials and instruction.

Other time durations are possible at an hourly rate.

Call 414.881.7276 or email: kim(at) to learn more and schedule your workshop.

Kim Suhr is the Director of Red Oak Writing and the author of Nothing to Lose (Cornerstone Press, 2018). She holds holds a State of Wisconsin teaching license as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from the Solstice program. 

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