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September 2018

ECHOES OF THE COYOTE’S CALL: Revisiting the Writings and Life of Norbert Blei

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Write On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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A Joint Offering from Write On, Door County and Learning in Retirement Norbert Blei -- essayist, poet, journalist, teacher, publisher, painter, thinker, lover of Door County and community -- passed away in 2013. The words on his gravestone instruct us: "Find me in my books." Laurel Hauser will lead a two-day class examining Blei's work. The class will meet in Blei's converted chicken coop/writing studio, now located on Write On's property, to read passage of Blei's writing and discuss the themes…

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September 26 @ 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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September 27 @ 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. Currently on exhibit is "Gifts from the Heart," the 20th annual group show of artwork especially good for gift-giving, including smaller paintings, glass snowmen & ornaments and other holiday themed pieces.…

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October 2018

BARDS AND BREWS: An Evening of Sharing Poetry and Beer

October 3 @ 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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Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

October 4 @ 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

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Door County Brewing Company, 8099 Highway 57
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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ART/SPEAKS: A Free Writing Lab

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 60-minute writing activities are perfect for both beginning and advanced writers in any genre. Sessions are offered quarterly throughout the year.   About Art/Speaks: The practice of using words to comment on a piece of visual art—ekphrasis—is an ancient one. One of the earliest and most commonly cited…

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Sponsor A Day

October 9

Today is sponsored by Cynthia Kraack in honor of Tom Kraack: "Happy Birthday, Tom! Thank you for all your support of WODC!"

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October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southern Door Community Auditorium, 2073 County Road DK
Brussels, WI 54204
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Write On, Door County is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith in a rare evening of reading and discussion. Tracy K. Smith photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths In 2017, Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate. She was reappointed to a second term by the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and four books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Wade in the Water,…

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October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sevastopol Town Hall, 4528 Highway 57
Institute, WI 54235
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Door County Poet Laureate Sharon Auberle and Write On bring an international appreciation of poetry to 2018 with a series of poetry potlucks! Offered quarterly, each potluck will focus on a different country. Participants are asked to bring food reflective of the chosen country as well as a poem either written by one of that nation's poets or one you have written yourself about travel to that country. These events are family-friendly and all ages are encouraged to attend! Our…

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