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March 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

March 1 @ 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 Torn in Two: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man's Survival on the Open Sea by Great Lakes historian Michael Schumacher. Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying…

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The Best Book I Never Read

March 1 @ 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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A SAND COUNTY ALMANAC PROGRESSIVE MARATHON READING

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Write On, The Clearing Folk School, Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Land Trust, and The Ridges Sanctuary join together to celebrate Aldo Leopold weekend with a progressive marathon reading of his classic essay collection A Sand County Almanac. Join us at various locations throughout the county as some of Door County’s notable personalities read from Leopold’s work.   Essays will be read in chronological order. Most readings will last about an hour, with time for conversation and discussion with readers and fellow guests. Light refreshments…

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Visit Write On during the AWP Conference

March 8 @ 9:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm

Write On returns to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' (AWP) annual conference in Tampa, Florida. Staff and board members as well as some previous Write On residents will be on hand to talk with you about our residency program, conferences, and more! Please visit us at Booth 707 to discover our latest news and to find out how you can become a part of our story! Write On board member Anne Emerson with author Emma Straub, 2017 AWP Conference, Washington,…

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ART/SPEAKS: A Free Writing Lab

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Write On, Door County is pleased to partner with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Art/Speaks, a free writing lab encouraging people to write in response to the images on exhibit. Led by an accomplished writer, these 60-minute writing activities are perfect for both beginning and advanced writers in any genre. Offered the second Thursday of every month, year-round. This month's Art/Speaks will focus on the exhibit DarRen Morris: Art and Redemption. Participants will write in response to DarRen's paintings. With permission by…

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IN WARM BLOOD: A Conversation with Judith Adrian

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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In collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, we are pleased to present an evening in conversation with Judith Adrian, co-author with DarRen Morris of In Warm Blood: Prison and Privilege, Hurt and Heart. A second discussion with the author is planned for March 25. In this fictionalized biography, Judith and DarRen share stories of privilege and prison, hurt and heart: epistolary accounts of two people raised in the parallel universes of southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois. After serving…

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LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hope Church, 141 S. 12th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, 54235
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In collaboration with the Door County Civility Project and the League of Women Voters of Door County, Write On presents a series of sessions designed to give you effective strategies to communicate your requests, opinions, and concerns with your elected representatives. This is not just about voicing strong opinions through letters to editors, it's much, much more! As important as what you do, how you do it can make a huge difference regarding whether or not your message is really listened to, read,…

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IN WARM BLOOD: A Conversation with Judith Adrian and Closing Reception

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St (Hwy 42)
Ephraim, WI 54211
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In collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, we are pleased to present an evening in conversation with Judith Adrian, co-author with DarRen Morris of In Warm Blood: Prison and Privilege, Hurt and Heart. Today's discussion coincides with the closing reception for the exhibition DarRen Morris: Art and Redemption. In this fictionalized biography, Judith and DarRen share stories of privilege and prison, hurt and heart: epistolary accounts of two people raised in the parallel universes of southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois.…

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April 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

April 5 @ 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 Harborless by Cindy Hunter Morgan. Harborless, a collection of poems informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks, is part history and part reinvention. The poems explore tragic wrecks in rivers and lakes, finding and forming artistic meaning from destruction and death. Each poem begins in a real, historical moment that Cindy Hunter Morgan transforms into…

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THE BEST BOOK I NEVER READ

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cornerstone Pub, 8123 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
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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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