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August 2020

ONLINE POETRY WORKSHOP with Katie Vagnino

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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$40.00

Develop methods for creating poems that are powerful, provocative, and unsettling. PROTEST POETRY with Katie Vagnino In this workshop, we will focus on poems that seek to challenge or disrupt the status quo in some fundamental way through their form, content, or both. We will examine how contemporary American poets use words to advocate for—and protest against—issues that matter to them. The best poetry of this genre strikes a balance between art and argument, and feels both personal and universal,…

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ONLINE FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP with Sheila O’Connor

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40.00

Explore the world of your story through exercises and prompts PLACE IN FICTION with Sheila O'Connor Whether we're placing our story in a familiar landscape, or inventing a fictional reality, the world our characters inhabit will shape their actions and their destinies. How do we create a world so vivid and convincing readers will feel as if they've actually inhabited that place? How do we develop the relationship between character, conflict, and setting? How can we use setting as a…

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ONLINE: THE CRAFT OF WRITING SERIES: The Novel with Peter Geye and Rebecca Makkai

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 20, 2020

$150.00

The Craft of Writing Series is a three-week program that takes place virtually the first through third Thursdays of each month. Each month focuses on a different genre or form of writing. Thursday, August 6: Author Conversation Join acclaimed novelists Peter Geye and Rebecca Makkai for a conversation on the craft of writing the novel. Thursday, August 13: Interiority Complex with Rebecca Makkai The great advantage of prose (over theater, film, and life) is that we’re privy to characters’ interior…

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ONLINE PROSE WRITING WORKSHOP with Amy Hassinger

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60.00

Explore the form looking to the work of others and following prompts to create your own lyrical essay WRITING THE LYRIC ESSAY with Amy Hassinger The lyric essay is a wide-open form that brings together music, poetry, and the associative movement of the mind. In this 3-hour Zoom workshop, we will explore the form, looking to the work of Anne Carson and Eula Biss for guidance, and will then try a lyric essay start ourselves, following a prompt. We’ll finish…

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PLAYWRIGHTS’ COLLECTIVE CRITIQUE GROUP

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Monday, October 19, 2020

Write On is proud to partner with the Playwrights' Collective to present a virtual critique group for playwrights and scriptwriters to gather and discuss their work. Join us twice a month to discover what the group is doing or to hear your work read aloud. This group is presented free of charge and is open to writers of any experience level, adults and high school students. The group will meet on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at…

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ONLINE FICTION AND POETRY READING with Lan Samantha Chang and Nan Cohen

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Lan Samantha Chang and Nan Cohen, longtime colleagues and friends, offer a collaborative reading of fiction and poetry. This program will be presented online.  Novelist Lan Samantha Chang and poet Nan Cohen have often talked about the conversations between poems and prose, especially those that pertain to narrative and imagery. At first glance, narrative seems like the domain of prose; imagery seems like the domain of poetry. And yet poetry may carry a story forward through time, and fiction may…

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ONLINE: THE CRAFT OF WRITING SERIES: The Novel with Peter Geye and Rebecca Makkai

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 20, 2020

$150.00

The Craft of Writing Series is a three-week program that takes place virtually the first through third Thursdays of each month. Each month focuses on a different genre or form of writing. Thursday, August 6: Author Conversation Join acclaimed novelists Peter Geye and Rebecca Makkai for a conversation on the craft of writing the novel. Thursday, August 13: Interiority Complex with Rebecca Makkai The great advantage of prose (over theater, film, and life) is that we’re privy to characters’ interior…

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FREE WRITING LAB: ART/SPEAKS

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edgewood Orchard Galleries, 4140 Peninsula Players Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Write On, Door County is pleased to partner again this season with Edgewood Orchard Galleries on Art/Speaks, a free writing lab encouraging people to write in response to the images on exhibit. Led by poet Francha Barnard, these 60-minute writing activities are perfect for both beginning and advanced writers in any genre. Exhibit III features the works of artists Craig Blietz, Marcia McDonough, Jim Rose, George Shipperley, and C.T. Whitehouse. About Art/Speaks: The practice of using words to comment on a piece…

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ONLINE MEMOIR WRITING with Gale Renee Walden

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$55.00

Begin a memoir, essay, or poem based on a personal object WRITING MEMOIR THROUGH OBJECT with Gale Renee Walden Join us online and bring an object or a picture of an object that has been handed down or given to you. If it's an object that has some mystery to you, even better. You might bring a small statue, a Barbie doll, a picture. You might even bring a kitchen spatula. The object does not need to be a valuable…

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FAMILY DAYS: Earth Messages with Jill Harding

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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A peaceful, nature filled trail may be all it takes to get those creative juices flowing and start writing! A free opportunity to explore and create for families, especially those with elementary aged children! Discover the messages Mother Nature has to share as you explore the south trail of Write On. Author Jill Harding has created special messages along the trail, inviting you to stop, reflect, and pay attention to the wonders of the world around you. Jill will be…

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