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August 2018

MEMORY WRITES with Karla Huston

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sister Bay Library, 2323 Mill Rd.
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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$45.00

Flannery O’Connor says that anyone who has survived childhood has enough material to write about for the rest of his or her life. Whether your memories are real or revised, serious or silly, we’ll explore that material through writing prompts and exercises designed to generate great poems. Bring paper or your favorite notebook, a pen/pencil or your quill and join Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston for a writing workshop that uses memory to generate poems. To register online, click here.…

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Write When the Moon is Full/Read When the Moon is New

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newport State Park, 475 County NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
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Calling all poets! Watch the full moon as it rises over Newport State Park and compose a poem in response to the experience. You will have some time to both write and revise your poems. Send your poem to Write On by September 1 to be installed on the Poetry Trail. On Saturday, September 8, under the dark skies of the new moon, participants will gather to read their poems. Poets will meet at Parking Lot #3 of Newport State…

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Poetry Meets Music

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2336 Canterbury Lane
Sister Bay, WI
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Write On is pleased to enter our third year of collaboration with Midsummer’s Music Festival! Local and visiting poets were asked to create original poems based on music to be played at one of Midsummer’s concerts. Poets were sent a CD of music to be performed the night of their concert, but with no information as to the composers or other details. Poets were asked to write a poem or poems in response to the emotions evoked by the music they…

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Art/Speaks

August 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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. The stone barn that is the heart of Edgewood Orchard Galleries was built in 1918. Edgewood celebrates the barn’s centennial with a group show titled “Shelter.” As the artwork created by our gallery…

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Poetry Meets Music

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Road E
Egg Harbor, WI
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Write On is pleased to enter our third year of collaboration with Midsummer’s Music Festival! Local and visiting poets were asked to create original poems based on music to be played at one of Midsummer’s concerts. Poets were sent a CD of music to be performed the night of their concert, but with no information as to the composers or other details. Poets were asked to write a poem or poems in response to the emotions evoked by the music they…

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September 2018

GET BAGGED BY A POET! Shop at Econo Foods and Support Write On

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Econo Foods, 1250 N. 14th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Write On is today's benefiting organization at Tadych's Econo Foods! Write On staff, board members,  writers, and volunteers will be on hand to bag your groceries. You might find a poem tucked among your produce! Donate cash or receipts to benefit Write On's programs for writers and readers of all ages throughout Door County! If you would like to volunteer to help us bag, we would love to have you! Call 920-868-1457 or email jerod@writeondoorcounty.org.

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BARDS AND BREWS: An Evening of Sharing Poetry and Beer

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, happening 11 times

Starboard Brewing Company, 151 N. 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, 54235
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Write On is pleased to present Bards and Brews, a monthly reading series on the first Tuesday of the month. Each event will feature one or two poets, followed by an opportunity for audience members to read during an open mic session.  

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WRITING YOUR MEMORIES

September 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Washington Island Community Health Program, 1765 Town Line Rd.
Washington Island, WI 54246
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What stories have shaped your life now or in the past? What stories do you want to share? Are there stories that you want to pass on to others, whimsical moments that make you laugh to this day? In this workshop, you will be encouraged to share your memories and stories. Simple prompts to jog your memory will get you on your way to writing down stories for friends and loved ones. Facilitated by Ann Martin-Fornaciari, this free program is…

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Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Hidden History of Sturgeon Bay by Heidi Hodges and Kathy Steebs. Beyond the stunning beauty of Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Bay lies a hidden past of colorful characters, tragic shipwrecks and compelling community achievements. It’s a story of dogged perseverance. Arriving as an immigrant to the town, Joseph Harris Sr. became a founding father, creating the…

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Best Book I Never Read

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Starboard Brewing Company, 151 N. 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, 54235
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We’ve all done it. Our high school English teacher or a college lit professor assigned a novel that we had every good intention of reading, but time slipped away. So, the night before the exam, we scanned the Cliff Notes or watched the film adaptation. We didn’t do so well on the exam. Here’s a chance to read those books without having to worry about your grade point average! Enjoy some of the fine crafted beers of Starboard Brewing Company…

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