Congratulations to Sharmay Rose, whose book Zero to Seventeen has been published by Balboa Press! From the press notes: “Teenage Sharmay faces family issues after she finds her dad’s 1953 high school ring in the attic. Follow her teenage angst, rebellion and grit and watch as Sharmay carves her own path in life.” Visit www.balboapress.com… [ Read On ]
The August meeting of the Write On, Door County board of directors happily welcomes our three newest members. Joining our founding board members are retired insurance executive Clay Bonin of Sturgeon Bay; Ann Heyse, a writer and educator from Baileys Harbor; and public relations specialist and owner of Door Guide Publishing John Nelson, of Sister… [ Read On ]
This week’s Door County weather forecast calls for rain most days. Write about a time you were caught unexpectedly in a rain storm.
Sunday afternoon, 2-3 pm, Write On leads a family writing activity on Family Traditions at Heritage Village in collaboration with the Door County Historical Society. This afternoon is a great opportunity for you to make writing together a new tradition in your family!
Write On welcomes our first parent/child writers-in-residence! Novelist Sheila O’Connor, author of Sparrow Road and three other novels, and her son playwright Dylan Frederick, whose play “Summer Valley Fair,” premiered this summer at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, arrive this afternoon for a week’s writing residency.
Write On will be one of many Door County non-profit organizations hosting activities for children during the Door County Humane Society’s wedding. Tails of Romance: The Nuptials of Caitlin and Collin takes place Friday, August 14, noon – 2 pm, at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor. Write On will have a table encouraging… [ Read On ]
Learn “How to Be a Better Writer” by mastering the 3 Ds: dialogue, detail, and discipline. Novelist Patricia Skalka, creator of the Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery Series, leads the workshop this Saturday, August 15, 9 am – noon, at Glas Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay. The workshop is appropriate for adults as well as teens who… [ Read On ]
A student at Gibraltar Area Schools, Lilianna Sweeney was one of the participants in Write On’s “Be A Fun Sponge” creativity camp with author and teaching artist Katie McKy. offered July 13-16. Two two-day sessions were offered: one at Newport State Park, which Lilianna attended, and one at Crossroads at Big Creek. This program was… [ Read On ]
Recent students at a Write On workshop included Marise Redman and her daughter Lia. Our intern, Peter Dahl, profiles them in our Student Spotlight. This Saturday’s class, Learning To Be a Better Writer, with Patricia Skalka is another perfect opportunity for a parent and child duo!
Last week, Write On held what we hope is our first annual poetry and yoga retreat. We took full advantage of the beauty of Door County, offering poetry on the beach in Egg Harbor, in a barn, and in the field; poetry sessions were held in a llama pasture, a meadow of wildflowers, a sculpture… [ Read On ]
Freeze tag. Red Rover. Hopscotch. Captain Midnight. Write a poem, story, or essay about one of the outdoor games you played with other children when you were growing up.
The winners and finalists of the 2015 Hal Prize have been announced. Congratulations to the winners and runners up in each category! As selected by judge Heid Erdrich, the winner in poetry is Diane LeBlanc for her poem “Learning to March.” Runner-up is Peter Sherrill and third place went to Estella Lauter. Honorable mentions went… [ Read On ]
The Mixed Genre Group which usually meets the first Thursday of every month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim will not meet this Thursday, August 6, due to scheduling conflicts. The group will meet in September: Thursday, September 3, 1 – 3 pm.
Try writing a poem, story, or essay, using only one-syllable words. Some ideas to get you started: “When he saw her at the mall, he …”; “The night the rain, at last, had stopped….”‘ “I heard him say that he loved…”; “No one came by the house that day…”
Registration is still open for the Poetry and Yoga Retreat, led by James Mihaley and Kathy Navis. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Yoga sessions will be held on the beach and in a barn in Egg Harbor. Poetry sessions will be held in inspiring outdoor locations (weather permitting), including a llama farm, an apple… [ Read On ]
Soundings: Door County in Poetry, a new anthology of poems about Door County, is now available for sale in stores throughout Door County and can be ordered online through our website. Featuring the work of 57 poets the 88 poems feature many dimensions of Door County: the big waters and inland lakes; iconic locations; typical… [ Read On ]
All generations are invited to come take part in “Exploding Photo and Story Memory Boxes” taught by Dawn VandeVoort. This is a great way for children, parents, grandparents, and other family members to keep and share memories. The class takes place this Thursday, July 23, 1-4 pm, at the Ephraim Historical Foundation, 3060 Anderson Lane.
This week, take something you have already written and rewrite it in a different genre. If you have a short story, write it as a poem. If you’ve written a poem, try making it into an essay. What changes about the original writing for you?
Due to a glitch, the online payment system showed that sales had ended for our class this Saturday, July 18, Patricia Skalka’s “Creating Characters That Connect with Readers.” The problem has been resolved and there are spots available! Skalka’s workshop takes you beyond superficial descriptions and shows you how to create truly multi-dimensional characters, the kind… [ Read On ]
Find a photograph of two or more people you don’t know — either in a magazine or online — and create a narrative for the scene, including dialogue.