Events & Classes
Itchy Pens: How to Get Started Writing Practically Anything
Elm Grove Library
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Ever get stuck when you are trying to write? Most of us do. Judy Bridges, founder of Redbird Studio and author of the award winning guide, Shut Up & Write! offers encouragement and tips you can use to get started and say what you want to say. Experienced in fiction, nonfiction, plays and writing for business, Judy makes all forms of writing accessible and fun. Bring a notebook and your favorite pen or pencil – you won't want to miss a word.
For beginning and experienced writers
Register with the Elm Grove Library.
WOMEN'S WRITING RETREAT AT THE CLEARING
One full-week class: October 14 - 20, 2018
Led by Judy. Sponsored by The Clearing in Ellison Bay - Door County, Wisconsin
Got a story to tell? Whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, short or long, you need quiet time to get it written.
Writers have their heads full of stories and good ideas. The problem is not thinking of things to write about, it's finding time to get it done. You need quiet. And privacy. And oh, some encouragement and support wouldn't hurt, either.
The Women's Writing Retreat gives you what you need—a week full of hours you can call your own.
Most mornings are quiet writing time. You find your perfect space and write your heart out—without interruption. In the early afternoons you are free to take a nap, walk, read or continue writing.
In late afternoons and evenings, the group gathers for some of the best feedback sessions you'll ever attend.
Private coaching sessions take place throughout the week and are optional.
Whether you want to work on your book, finish a short story, craft a nonfiction article or complete your memoirs, you are bound to make progress during this wonderful week.
Bring your copy of Shut Up & Write! If you don’t have one, you can purchase it at The Clearing Bookstore.
Also bring fragrance-free products to use during this week.
Judy Bridges is the author of the award-winning writers' guide, Shut Up & Write! and the founder of Redbird Studio writing center in Milwaukee. Prior to founding the studio, she earned her living writing articles, short stories, plays and corporate communications. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in creative writing and adult education. Her next book will be a collection of life and family stories titled You Drive, You're Too Drunk to Sing.
Judy will contact students prior to class.
MASTER CLASS (continuing)
Led by Judy Bridges, in Bay View
WINTER WRITING RETREAT
Jan 4-7, 2018
Sponsored by Redbird, held at The Clearing in Ellison Bay, WI
Filled for 2018
April 3, 10, 24 and May 1, 2016
12 noon – 3:30 pm (bring your lunch if you want)
$345 (deposit to hold place in class: $100)
- Get your thoughts in order
- Bring your characters to life
- Write powerful, attention-grabbing scenes
- Get, and hold, your readers attention
- Master Point-Of-View, Show vs Tell, and Narrative Drive
- Get, and give, useful, encouraging, critique
What students say:
Redbird Studio and Red Oak Writers
Say Farewell to The Marian Center
We started mentoring writers in the Marian Center in 1992, when the building was still known as St. Mary's Academy. At the end of June, 2016, the Center's doors will close, leaving us with our memories of the studio, the long shelves of published works, and the hundreds of wonderful people we met along the way.
Though the Center is closing, Redbird and Red Oak continue to support writers in various ways highlighted on our websites.
Our last events at the Center include: 1) a Writers' Showcase sponsored by Red Oak, and 2) a Gathering of Redbirds sponsored by Redbird Studio.
LOCATION for both events:
MARIAN CENTER FOR NONPROFITS
Main Floor Social Room #210
3195 South Superior Street
Milwaukee WI 53207
1. RED OAK WRITERS' SHOWCASE
Sponsored by Red Oak Writing
Thurs Apr 14, 6:45 PM (Optional potluck 5:00 PM)
Free and open to all
Presenting: Judy Bridges, Carol Wobig, Marjorie Pagel,
Jennifer Rupp, Christine Baerbock, Carolyn Toms-Neary,
Aleta Chossek, Lisa Rivero and Pam Parker
More info: www.redoakwriting.com or call Kim Suhr at 414-881-7276
2. A GATHERING OF REDBIRDS
Sponsored by Redbird Studio
Thurs, June 9, 6:30 PM (Casual party)
As the doors to the Marian Center for Nonprofits get ready to close, we gather in the old social room to celebrate our years in the building, the rooms that sheltered us, and the friends we made.
The party will be BYOB, so bring a beverage, and if you want, a nibble to share. We will have glasses and napkins, etc.
Dave is making a slide show of photos.
We may have a short program.
Please come Fragrance Free! Judy gets really sick from any scent in shampoo, lotion, hand sanitizer, and of course, perfume.
More info: www.redbirdstudio.com or Judy Bridges 414-481-3195
Register with The Clearing
920-854-4088 or toll free 877-854-3225
12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
920-854-4088 or toll free 877-854-3225