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January 2017

Peace of Poetry

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sister Bay Library,
2323 Mill Rd.
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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Come together to share and listen to poems promoting peace. Throughout the country, people are gathering this week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the inauguration to share words of peace. Bring a poem by a favorite poet or one of your own to read aloud. The program is free and open to all ages.

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NANO AT NANO: Writing Nano Fiction

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Starboard Brewing Company,
151 N. 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, 54235
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Nano fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, flash fiction, the short short story. It's the art of writing a story in very few words, anywhere from the six-word story to up to 750 words. Participants will receive examples of nano fiction and be prompted to write their own stories, all while enjoying the nano brews crafted at Starboard. No previous writing experience is required! This program is presented as part of Door County Reads, sponsored by the Door County…

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Writing Nature Nearby: Place, Process, and Presence

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Ridges Sanctuary,
8166 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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Bind your own handmade nature journal in this workshop that delves into nature's role in the writing process. Together, we'll discuss and write about place, memory, and what it means to interact with nature nearby. To register online click here, for other options please call: 920.868.1457. Amber D. Stoner is a writer, editor, and book artist living in Minnesota. She's also a hiker, paddler, trail runner, mom, yoga enthusiast, and volunteer. Amber was a Loft Mentor Series finalist in Creative Nonfiction…

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February 2017

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

February 2 @ 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 their setting or subject matter. The selection for this month is The Bone House by Brian Freeman. Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in a web of suspicion. Last year, accusations of a torrid affair with a student cost Mark his teaching job and made the young couple into outcasts in their remote island town off the Lake Michigan coast. Now another teenage girl…

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Transfer: The Poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hope Church,
141 S. 12th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, 54235
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In advance of Naomi Shihab Nye's March 23rd visit to Door County, Write On is sponsoring poetry discussion groups to talk about her poetry, as well as her prose. While her collection Transfer will be the focus of many of the discussions, participants are encouraged to attend if they have read other works or if they are not yet familiar with the writing of one of America's most admired poets. Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events,…

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Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 50th Annual Conference

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - February 11 @ 5:00 pm

Write On, Door County is proud to be a literary partner at the 50th annual AWP conference in Washington, DC. Our staff and board members will be there and look forward to talking with you about Write On! Please visit us at Booth 600 in the Bookfair to discover our latest news and to find out how you can become a part of our story!

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A Conversation with Emma Straub and Ann Patchett

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

WRITE ON AT THE 50TH ANNUAL AWP CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 8-11, 2017, WASHINGTON, DC Write On, Door County is proud to present, in partnership with the Center for Fiction, a reading and conversation with bestselling authors Emma Straub and Ann Patchett. The conversation is moderated by Noreen Tomassi, director of The Center for Fiction, and introduced by Jerod Santek, director of Write On, Door County. This event is one of the featured presentations of the conference and is open only to conference registrants.…

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TRANSFER: The Poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fish Creek Library,
4097 Highway 42
Fish Creek, 54212
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In advance of Naomi Shihab Nye's March 23rd visit to Door County, Write On is sponsoring poetry discussion groups to talk about her poetry, as well as her prose. While her collection Transfer will be the focus of many of the discussions, participants are encouraged to attend if they have read other works or if they are not yet familiar with the writing of one of America's most admired poets. Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events, people,…

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International Mother Language Day Reading

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Miller Art Museum,
107 S. 4th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Celebrate International Mother Language Day with Write On as people share poems and stories in their native languages! This reading not only celebrates the languages of the world spoken here in Door County, it also invites audience members to relax and appreciate the rhythm and music of poetry, rather than focus on the poem's "message." Past languages presented at this annual event have included Bulgarian, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukranian, and Walloon. Speakers of languages other…

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TRANSFER: The Poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Egg Harbor Library,
7860 Highway 42
Egg Harboir, 54209
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In advance of Naomi Shihab Nye's March 23rd visit to Door County, Write On is sponsoring poetry discussion groups to talk about her poetry, as well as her prose. While her collection Transfer will be the focus of many of the discussions, participants are encouraged to attend if they have read other works or if they are not yet familiar with the writing of one of America's most admired poets. Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events, people,…

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