A UNIQUE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS
Programs for Youth & Adults
Prompts and writing in community are great ways to tap into your creativity and unlock the ideas that bubble just below the surface. For novice and veteran writers—and everyone in between—Time to Write! will bring you back to the page and rekindle your delight in the writing process. (Sessions are led by Red Oak Director, Kim Suhr)
Registration open to all. Discount for all Red Oak Member levels.
A Zoom link will be sent when registration is received.
Connect with other writers--published and not--to ask questions, share resources, and build community. Red Oak Director, Kim Suhr, facilitates. When you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.
Available only to Penmonkey Level Members. (Free)
A Zoom link will be sent after you register.
This facilitated group is focused on helping you reach your creative writing goals in any genre. Our collegial atmosphere you will make you comfortable sharing your work; our professional-level feedback will help you take your writing to the next level. Not all participants have publication as a goal, but 3 of our members have recently-published or forthcoming books.
Held on Zoom, the group is a collaboration between the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Program and Red Oak Writing.
Free for MCW students and faculty* but registration is necessary.
A Zoom link will be sent when your registration has been accepted.
We have opened a second section (Moving Pens II) to accommodate those on the waiting list:
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.
Registrations open to all. Discounts apply to Inkslinger and Penmonkey Members.
A Zoom link will be sent to you when you register.
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.
Join other Penmonkeys to talk about the book The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long as It Takes by Joan Silber. This slim volume punches way above its weight. From the Graywolf Press website:
"Fiction imagines for us a stopping point from which life can be seen as intelligible,” asserts Joan Silber in The Art of Time in Fiction. The end point of a story determines its meaning, and one of the main tasks a writer faces is to define the duration of a plot. Silber uses wide-ranging examples from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chinua Achebe, and Arundhati Roy, among others, to illustrate five key ways in which time unfolds in fiction. In clear-eyed prose, Silber elucidates a tricky but vital aspect of the art of fiction.
Though the word, fiction, is used in the title, the concepts will apply to any narrative-based nonfiction as well.
If you order online, please consider using this link at Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/the-art-of-time-in-fiction-as-long-as-it-takes/9781555975302
(Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.)
Registrations open to all. Discount applies to all member levels.
Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
Listen to work written by Red Oak Members.
Connect with others who love reading and writing.
Support local writers.
Free and Open to All
A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
Red Oak Writing
Kim Suhr, Director
Mailing address: PO Box 342, Genesee Depot, WI 53127