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July 2017
$375

Writing & Yoga Retreat with James Mihaley and guests

July 31 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for our third annual Writing and Yoga Retreat led by poet and yoga instructor James Mihaley, with guest instructors. Relax your mind and body as you practice yoga on the beach and on the farm and find inspiration for your writing in the woods and on the shores of Green Bay. Get in tune with nature and with your self as you explore the natural beauty of Door County and apply your attentiveness to your own writing. Through…

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August 2017

The Best Book I Never Read

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Door County Brewing Company,
2434 County Road F
Baileys Harbor, 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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SELECTING THE TRUTH: Pulling Essays from Everyday Life with Linda White

August 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ephraim Historical Foundation,
3060 Anderson Lane
Ephraim, WI 54211
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In this class, participants will be encouraged to sort out what they want to write about, to help them determine where to start. They will be encouraged to write about the smallest and largest details of life: to see the beauty of a spider, the push and pull of a first day of school, the satisfaction of a job well done. The emphasis will be on selecting which of these details to write about, seeing the possibilities. This class will…

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$15

TRAVELING TROLLEY TALES: History, My Story

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Trolley,
8030 Highway 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
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What would it have been like to live without cell phones or iPads? Travel back in time and write about life a century or more ago as you explore the buildings at Heritage Village and the wonders of the Door County Historical Museum! Participants have the option of taking the trolley from the Door County Trolley Station in Egg Harbor, or meeting at Hertiage Village at Crossroads at Big Creek. Participants will then travel by trolley through the Sturgeon Bay…

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ART/SPEAKS: A Free Writing Lab

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
10341 Water St (Hwy 42)
Ephraim, WI 54211
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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. Watch for information about the selected art piece and guest writer for this month's Art/Speaks program! About Art/Speaks: The practice of using words to…

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ART/SPEAKS: A Free Writing Lab

August 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Margaret Lockwood Gallery,
7 S. Second Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Write On, Door County is pleased to partner with Margaret Lockwood Gallery on Art/Speaks, a free writing lab encouraging people to write in response to the images on exhibit. Led by an accomplished writer, these 90-minute writing activities are perfect for both beginning and advanced writers in any genre. Offered the second Friday of every month, year-round. The August session will feature paintings by Lynn Gilchrist, who will join us for the session. Lynn is an award-winning artist whose works have…

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$45

Making the Stomach Believe: A Fiction Workshop with Scott Winkler

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

As writers of fiction, we produce imaginative pieces that defy the norms of our daily lives--but in the process, we inevitably straddle the line between truth as it happens and truth as it feels.  We incorporate the places, faces, and feelings indicative of the former, all while attempting to capture the latter.  This workshop will focus on fostering techniques designed to help your fiction succeed in what Tim O'Brien calls "making the stomach believe," empowering you to construct narratives that feel authentic regardless…

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WRITE ON OPEN HOUSE

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Write On, Door County,
4177 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Join us for coffee and donuts! Take a guided walk through the beautiful and inspiring landscape of our property or explore it on your own. See our center and hear about the work we've been doing and the work we plan to do. Hear from 2016 Hal Prize winner in fiction Scott Winkler about his experiences as a writer and as a resident and instructor for Write On. This free program is appropriate for all ages. No writing required!

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$45

Motion In Emotion: Rewriting Trauma Without Too Much Drama with Ronda Miller

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Door County Government Center,
421 Nebraska St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Ronda Miller, Vice President of the Kansas Authors Club, provides an open and forthright talk about dealing with trauma and grief by writing poetry. There will be ample time for presentaion, listening, writing, revising, and sharing. Ronda Miller’s favorite saying: “Poetry is our most natural connection between one another,” applies to her personal life as well as her professional one. A Life Coach born in Ft. Collins, Colorado, she was raised on a farm by her maternal grandparents in the high…

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Moveable Mic: Open Mic Reading Series

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Fireside Restaurant,
11934 Highway 42
Ellison Bay, 54210
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Moveable Mic is Write On's open mic reading series returns to the Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay! Hosts Sharon Auberle and Ralph Murre emcee 90 minutes of readings of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and more. The Fireside series takes place the fourth Tuesday of every month June through October. Come to listen, come to share! Come with old friends and leave with new friends!  

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