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.
“Selecting the Truth: Pulling Essays from Real Life” will be offered by Linda White, Tuesday, September 5, and Thursday, September 7, 1:30 – 3 pm. This free class will encourage participants to sort out what they want to write about and help them determine where to begin. For those who are new to writing, particularly nonfiction, this is the perfect opportunity to explore creativity in a supportive environment. Though the class is free, registration is required. Please visit writeondoorcounty.org for more information and to register.
Linda White is a writer, editor, reviewer, blogger, promoter, bibliophile, photographer, and instructor. She is a champion of authors and books and has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. Her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and she has reviewed books for Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and BookPage. She is also creator of The Publishing Bones, a website community for writers, and BookManiaLife, a book blog. She has a BA in English from the University of Saint Thomas and is completing her Certificate in Book Arts at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Novelist Sarah Stonich will be featured in a special Author Meet and Greet at Fair Isles Books on Washington Island, Saturday, September 9, 1 – 3 pm. Stonich is the author of several novels and a memoir, including Shelter, Vactionland, These Granite Islands, and The Ice Chorus. She has been awarded a number of grants, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a McKnight Fellowship. Her first novel, These Granite Islands was translated to eight languages and was short-listed for France’s prestigious Grand Prix de lectrices d’Elle. Her second novel The Ice Chorus been re-issued in paperback by Alma Books of England, distributing it in English language markets worldwide.
The author of the young adult novel Mercy Lily, Lisa Rondinelli Albert is completing a middle grade novel and working on several picture books. She has also written nonfiction books for young readers, including Lois Lowry: The Giver of Stories & Memories (2007), So You Want to Be a Film or TV Actor? (2008), and Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga (2009). Albert will meet with Write On’s Teen Council and conduct other programs for youth during her residency.
Dawn Hogue was the 2017 Hal Prize in Poetry. As part of her award, she receives a week residency at Write On. Due to a cancellation, Hogue was able to claim a spot this September. Her poem “The Obligation” was selected by the poetry editors of cream city review who wrote, “In direct, clear language ‘The Obligation’ draws a scene of surprising depth. The speaker of the poem carries out a mundane task that reveals how we relate to others. With lines as lush and insistent as the fruit they describe, this poem serves up the simple solitude of circumstance and, in the last line in particular, transcends the poem to implicate the reader.” Though no community service program is required of Hal Prize winners, Hogue is working with executive director Jerod Santek on a possible writing program with community elders.
For more information about these and other programs, visit www.writeondoorcounty.org.
Write On, Door County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Write On conducts programs to inspire people to write and share their stories at various venues throughout Door County.