10th Anniversary Gala: Sharing Our Stories

Join us at the Kress Pavillion for an evening celebrating the power of sharing our stories with author Faith Adiele.

2023 Annual Fall Gala

THURSDAY, October 26, 2023 AT 5:30 PM
The Kress Pavillion with people enjoying the outdoor deck

5:30 pm - Cocktails

Join us at the Kress Pavillion to celebrate Write On Door County's 10th anniversary.


6:30 pm - Dinner

The meal will be prepared by Thyme Catering, and guests will have a choice between three entrees.

Faith Adiele stands in front of a vibrant mural

7:30 pm - Keynote

The evening will feature a keynote address from award-winning memoirist Faith Adiele.

Tickets for this year's event are $125 until September 30. On Oct. 1, ticket prices will increase to $150.

headshot of author Faith Adiele
Photo by Duan Wu.

More About Guest Speaker Faith Adiele

A self-described "typical Nigerian, Nordic, American girl," author Faith Adiele is an award-winning memoirist. As a writer, a teacher, a traveler, and even a Buddhist nun, Adiele's love of storytelling is evident in each tale she weaves. Adiele was the Peninsula Pulse's 2021 Hal Prize non-fiction judge, and you can learn more about her in Sally Collins in-depth Q&A below.

Wine & Art Auctions

The evening will feature a wine pull style auction where guests can select bottles of wine where the labels are disguised. The selection and value will vary, so the fun arises in how lucky you might get!

For the second year, artists have generously donated their artwork to benefit Write On Door County. This year's featured artwork for auction includes original watercolors by Norb Blei and a framed photograph of Blei's coop, which is part of the Write On campus, by Kevin O'Donnell.

Watercolor painting
Watercolor by Norb Blei.
Norb Blei's Coop and typewriters at night with time-lapse stars in the background
Photo by Kevin O'Donnell

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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The Katapult Group

Major Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Gift-in-Kind Donations

Donations of Artwork: Christopher Blei and Bridget Buff, Kevin O'Donnell , and Sami Rae

Contact Executive Director Al DeGenova at al@writeondoorcounty.org for more information about sponsoring the 2023 Annual Fall Gala.