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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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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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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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WRITING ON THE DOOR: Children’s Literature Conference

April 6 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Children's Literature Conference brings together some of the region's best writers of picture books, chapter books, and young adult literature for two-and-a-half days of presentations and workshops. We are proud to offer this conference in conjunction with the Wisconsin chapter of the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) annual luncheon. Please visit their website for more details and registration information for the luncheon. (Please note that conference and luncheon are two separate registrations! You must register for the…

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May 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

May 3 @ 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 Lucy Sanna's historical novel The Cherry Harvest.  It's the summer of 1944 in Door County, Wisconsin, where even the lush cherry orchards and green lakeside farms can't escape the ravages of war. With food rationed and money scarce, the Christiansen family struggles to hold on. The family's teenage daughter, Kate, raises rabbits to…

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October 2018

TRACY K. SMITH READING

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southern Door Community Auditorium, 2073 County Road DK
Brussels, WI 54204
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JUST ANNOUNCED! Write On, Door County is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith in a special evening of reading and discussion. Watch our website for more event details! Tracy K. Smith photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths In 2017, Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and three books of poetry. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a…

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