In Memory of Marguerite McClelland – June Recording of Speaking of Our Words

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Click here, or on the photo above, to listen now to the June recording of Speaking of Our Words.

This edition is in memory of local writer Marguerite McClelland.

At 57:30 there’s a clip from a show that Marguerite contributed to.

Listen to Poet Laureates of Kenosha and Racine


Speaking of Our Words – May 2015

This month’s show features conversation with poet laureates of Kenosha and Racine, Jean Preston and Nick Ramsey.

It also features short works by Walter Gascoigne and Jim Janus.

Host: Chris DeGuire
Featured Guests: Jean Preston and Nick Ramsey
Guest Writers: Walter Gascoigne and Jim Janus
Engineer: Troy McDonald
Audio to Video Formatting: Jim Janus

Speaking of Our Words is a production of The Kenosha Writers’ Guild and WGTD 91.1 Kenosha

“The world needs your stories.”

Be Part of April’s Audio Recording

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The Kenosha Writers’ Guild is going into the studio to record its next audio program on Friday, April 17th at 3PM, at Gateway Technical College.

This month our guest will be Chicago writer and teacher Shawn Shiflett, whose new book is up for publication consideration. He will be reading from his latest draft.

If you are interested in reading your work on the air, please see the following submission guidelines:

Submission Guidelines
– any form – prose, poetry, play, essay, script, etc.
– subject matter is not an issue, but language can be, so be mindful. Strong language is discouraged, so if you have a piece with rough language, edit it or submit an alternative.
– 1000 word count, give or take. You may submit more than one piece if the total doesn’t exceed 1000 words, but in order to get as many readers as possible, only one piece may be selected for performance on air.
– submissions should be e-mailed to Chris DeGuire at preferably in Courier font.

The deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, April 15th. Selected readers will be notified by Thursday the 16th.

Any questions, please email Chris. Thanx.

Listen Now to February’s Speaking of Our Words


Listen now to February’s show hosted by Chris DeGuire. It features local writers Richard Bell, Greg DeGuire, Walter Gascoigne, Jim Janus, and Ron Larson. Near the close, there’s discussion of how verbal storytelling differs from writing for the page.

Listen Now to January’s Speaking of Our Words

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Listen now to January’s show in which Chris DeGuire interviews Brian Costello, author of Losing in Gainesville. This show also features local writers Richard Bell, Walter Gascoigne, Jim Janus, Mary McDonald, Irene Bilak, and Jeff Sturycz.

Thursday, February 12 – 7:00 p.m. at Kenosha Fusion


The Olio Storytellers Collective presents its debut program on Thursday, February 12.

Come out to Kenosha Fusion at 5014 7th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140.

The show’s free, and it features storytellers…

– Tom Clark
– Viki DuMez
– Brent Mitchell
– Mary Norris

and others.

This event is produced in association with the Kenosha Writers’ Guild.

It’s designed for teens and adults. Some subject matter may not be appropriate for children.

For more information, visit:

November’s Audio Recording – Listen Now!

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November’s recording is available now. Click here to listen.

Host: Chris DeGuire
Guest Writers: Richard Bell, Darleen Coleman, Chris DeGuire, Walter Gascoigne, Jim Janus, Marguerite McClelland, Irene S. Pyskir-Bilak
Guest Reader: Lisa Adamowicz Kless
Engineer: Troy McDonald
Produced by: The Kenosha Writers’ Guild and WGTD 91.1 Kenosha

Visit our YouTube Channel here.

Author Michael Perry Interviewed on Speaking of Our Words

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Click here to listen to Author Michael Perry, interviewed by local writer Dave Gourdoux on this month’s recording of Speaking of Our Words. This edition also features local writers Walter Gascoigne, Jim Janus, Irene Pyskir-Bilak, a humorous story by Richard Bell, and a few words from Kenosha Writers’ Guild president Lisa Adamowicz Kless.


Listen Now! August Recording of “Speaking of Our Words”


Eric Charles May, author of “Bedrock Faith” is interviewed by Chris DeGuire in this month’s recording of Speaking of Our Words. Listen now via our YouTube channel. Also featured in this recording are writers Richard Bell, Darleen Coleman, Walter Gascoigne, Jim Janus, and Tammy Peacy.