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.

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.

Listen Now! Speaking of Our Words – March Recording

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Show #28 – 2014 – March 28
Host: Chris DeGuire
Featuring: Chris DeGuire, Walter Gascoigne, Jim Janus, Irene Pyskir-Bilak, and a piece from Richard Bell
Producer: Steve Brown

Call for Submissions: Speaking of Our Words – March Recording


The Kenosha Writers’ Guild is going into the studio to record its next radio program on Friday, March 28th at 3:00PM at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha. Submissions must be in by Wednesday, March 26th. Selected readers will be notified by Thursday, March 27th. If you are interested in reading your work on the air, please see the submission guidelines.

Radio Recording Archives

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The Speaking of Our Words – Archive page on this website provides access to the recordings of the Kenosha Writers’ Guild’s radio show.

Each month, members from the Kenosha Writers’ Guild visit the studios of WGTD in Kenosha and read samples of their writing for the radio

You can also get to the archive page using the menu at the top of this site, clicking Guidelines, then Radio Show.