PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2017: The writers’ residency program at Write On, Door County welcomes new authors to its Juddville property this month. Writers-in-residence this month include novelist Sarah Stonich, nonfiction writer Linda White, children’s writer Lisa Rondinelli Albert, and poet Dawn Hogue. Writers will conduct a community service program as part of their residency…. [ Read On ]
“Write Your First Draft Fast and Finish Your Book Now!” with Valerie Clarizio and Virginia McCullough will now be held at the Sturgeon Bay Public Library, second floor, on Saturday, April 16, 10 am – noon. The class will not meet at Glas Coffeehouse as originally scheduled.
Write On Wednesdays begin next month! Taking inspiration from our successful “HisStory, HerStory, YourStory” program piloted in fall, Write On Wednesdays are free, facilitated writing labs open to writers of all ages, whether or not you have any previous writing experience. Participants will receive a writing prompt and general guidance on writing and the volunteer… [ Read On ]
An Extraordinary Day on Washington Island with Author Liza Wiemer Deadline Extended to Friday, April 22! In November of 2015, Liza Wiemer, author of the novel Hello?, visited Door County high schools, delivering impactful messages on perseverance, “the unique you,” and the power of storytelling that touched the lives of hundreds of Door County teens. On… [ Read On ]
Nonfiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2016 Hal Prize contest will have the chance for their creative works to pass before the eyes of well-known Wisconsin author, storyteller and historian Jerry Apps, this year’s nonfiction judge. Apps has built a career on bringing his childhood stories and coming-of-age experiences to life through more than 35 books, many… [ Read On ]
Musicians Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon, Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Bret Bicoy, actor Alan Kopiscke, Liberty Grove Town Board Supervisor Nancy Goss and poet Nancy Rafal are among the Door County personalities who will take part in a progressive, marathon reading of Aldo Leopold’s classic essay collection, A Sand County Almanac. Presented in… [ Read On ]
Write On is proud to partner once again with the Peninsula Pulse on the 2016 Hal Prize in Creative Writing and Photography, with prizes awarded in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography. And once again, there is a tremendous panel of artists serving as the judges for this contest: Nicole Helget in fiction; Jerry Apps in… [ Read On ]
The Slings and Arrows storytelling event scheduled for this Saturday, February 13, 4-6 pm, at the Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay, has been cancelled. Door Shakespeare and Write On wish you all a safe, warm, and happy Valentine’s Day weekend! Look for information on our website about another storytelling event in spring!
Is English not your native language? Are you fluent in multiple languages? We want you to take part in our 3rd Annual International Mother Language Day reading on Saturday, February 20, 4 pm, at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Read a poem in your native tongue — one written by a favorite poet… [ Read On ]
Have you made another comma splice? Left your participle dangling once again? Are you inserting apostrophes where none are needed? We all forget some of the rules of grammar. Sometimes, we’re not even aware we are breaking any rules! Improve your professional communication with this fun and helpful refresher of some of the rules we… [ Read On ]
This Thursday, January 14, visiting writers D. Allen and Emily Strasser lead a special 3-hour workshop, “The Personal Essay: Working with Memory.” If you’ve been thinking about writing about your life or your family history, this class offers great inspiration to get you started! Thursday, January 14, 12:30 – 3:30 pm, Northern Door YMCA.
Is 2016 the year you vow to stop thinking about writing that story and actually do it? Whatever genre you want to work in, Write On has plenty of opportunities this winter to help you get on track with your writing. You can delve into memory, explore family history, and brush up on some of… [ Read On ]
Did your New Year’s resolutions include finding more time for reading? If so, consider coming to the Great Lakes/Great Books Club, our collaboration with the Door County Maritime Museum, which meets the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 at the museum. This month’s selection is A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Walk by Loreen Niewenhuis…. [ Read On ]
Join Great Northern by Design in celebrating the season at their annual Christmas Open House, Saturday, December 5, 10 am – 5 pm. Each year, the Great Northern Christmas Open House benefits a local non-profit organization. This year, the event will benefit Write On, Door County, located just down the road from the shop. Festivities… [ Read On ]
Edgewood Orchard Galleries’ fall show, which ran September 26 through November 1, was a benefit for Write On, Door County. The show included works in all media portraying Door County or images of reading, writing or storytelling. Ten percent of the proceeds from sales during the show were donated to Write On. The benefit raised $16,000… [ Read On ]
Let’s face it — fruitcake and holiday newsletters both get a bad rap. It’s hard to say why, but it has a lot to do with how both are made. If they’re too dry, they crumble and get tossed in the trash. Too moist and they become mushy. We can’t help you much with your… [ Read On ]
This Saturday, join Write On and the Miller Art Museum to hear Jill Harding and Mary Ellen Sisulak read from their latest books! This family friendly fun activity is free and part of the Miller’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop. The Sign Fairy by Jill Harding and Pinkilee! by Mary Ellen Sisulak will be available for purchase… [ Read On ]
We’ve received great writing in response to Art/Speaks but we want more! Visit Edgewood Orchard Galleries before they close for the season on Sunday, November 1, and write in response to a piece of art that speaks to you. Unable to make it to the gallery? We have nine images posted on our website to inspire… [ Read On ]
HisStory, HerStory, YourStory began October 14 at the Sturgeon Bay Library to a great response! Seventeen senior citizens came to work with instructors Ann Heyse and Dee Paulsen on writing down their life histories, family histories, the histories of their farms and towns. This Wednesday, ten new folks showed up! The free writing program includes… [ Read On ]
Writers have been sending in submissions to Art/Speaks, our ekphrastic writing project in collaboration with Edgewood Orchard Galleries. We are getting responses from near and far and encourage everyone to take part — all ages, all genres, all skill levels, no matter where you may live! Read the responses we have received on our News/Writers… [ Read On ]