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.


8:00 pm - Keynote

The evening will feature a reading and conversation with award-winning children's book author Baptiste Paul.

Tickets for this year's event are $150.

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More About Guest Speaker Baptiste Paul

Author, speaker, environmentalist and activist, Baptiste Paul is the award-winning author of The Field, To Carnival, I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon, Peace and Climb On. His works have garnered many starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and School Library Journal, and several titles have been translated into multiple languages. He loves writing stories inspired by his childhood in Saint Lucia, and featuring words from his native language, Creole. Baptiste is also a mentor for We Need Diverse Books and the co-author of several works with Miranda Paul. He lives in Wisconsin with his family.

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.

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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

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