A student at Gibraltar Area Schools, Lilianna Sweeney was one of the participants in Write On’s “Be A Fun Sponge” creativity camp with author and teaching artist Katie McKy. offered July 13-16. Two two-day sessions were offered: one at Newport State Park, which Lilianna attended, and one at Crossroads at Big Creek. This program was… [ Read On ]
Recent students at a Write On workshop included Marise Redman and her daughter Lia. Our intern, Peter Dahl, profiles them in our Student Spotlight. This Saturday’s class, Learning To Be a Better Writer, with Patricia Skalka is another perfect opportunity for a parent and child duo!
Last week, Write On held what we hope is our first annual poetry and yoga retreat. We took full advantage of the beauty of Door County, offering poetry on the beach in Egg Harbor, in a barn, and in the field; poetry sessions were held in a llama pasture, a meadow of wildflowers, a sculpture… [ Read On ]
Freeze tag. Red Rover. Hopscotch. Captain Midnight. Write a poem, story, or essay about one of the outdoor games you played with other children when you were growing up.
The winners and finalists of the 2015 Hal Prize have been announced. Congratulations to the winners and runners up in each category! As selected by judge Heid Erdrich, the winner in poetry is Diane LeBlanc for her poem “Learning to March.” Runner-up is Peter Sherrill and third place went to Estella Lauter. Honorable mentions went… [ Read On ]
The Mixed Genre Group which usually meets the first Thursday of every month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim will not meet this Thursday, August 6, due to scheduling conflicts. The group will meet in September: Thursday, September 3, 1 – 3 pm.
Try writing a poem, story, or essay, using only one-syllable words. Some ideas to get you started: “When he saw her at the mall, he …”; “The night the rain, at last, had stopped….”‘ “I heard him say that he loved…”; “No one came by the house that day…”
Registration is still open for the Poetry and Yoga Retreat, led by James Mihaley and Kathy Navis. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Yoga sessions will be held on the beach and in a barn in Egg Harbor. Poetry sessions will be held in inspiring outdoor locations (weather permitting), including a llama farm, an apple… [ Read On ]
Soundings: Door County in Poetry, a new anthology of poems about Door County, is now available for sale in stores throughout Door County and can be ordered online through our website. Featuring the work of 57 poets the 88 poems feature many dimensions of Door County: the big waters and inland lakes; iconic locations; typical… [ Read On ]
All generations are invited to come take part in “Exploding Photo and Story Memory Boxes” taught by Dawn VandeVoort. This is a great way for children, parents, grandparents, and other family members to keep and share memories. The class takes place this Thursday, July 23, 1-4 pm, at the Ephraim Historical Foundation, 3060 Anderson Lane.
This week, take something you have already written and rewrite it in a different genre. If you have a short story, write it as a poem. If you’ve written a poem, try making it into an essay. What changes about the original writing for you?
Due to a glitch, the online payment system showed that sales had ended for our class this Saturday, July 18, Patricia Skalka’s “Creating Characters That Connect with Readers.” The problem has been resolved and there are spots available! Skalka’s workshop takes you beyond superficial descriptions and shows you how to create truly multi-dimensional characters, the kind… [ Read On ]
Find a photograph of two or more people you don’t know — either in a magazine or online — and create a narrative for the scene, including dialogue.
Friends of Door County Libraries, Peninsula Bookman, and Write On partner to present two opportunities to hear novelist Lucy Sanna read from and discuss her debut novel, The Cherry Harvest. Lucy reads from the book Friday, July 10, 7 pm at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay and joins Write On Executive Director Jerod… [ Read On ]
There are numerous opportunities for young people to get creative with words and stories this summer! Kids in grades 3 through 8 can learn how to be a Writer Sponge with the amazing Katie McKy in two separate two-day programs in Northern and Southern Door. Click here for more information. Creative Kids Day with Northern… [ Read On ]
Larry J. Eriksson – an engineer moving from numbers to words – is the featured reader at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s Dickinson Poetry Series on July 8 at 7 pm. Eriksson is a writer and poet living in Madison and Ellison Bay with his wife, Karen. He is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets… [ Read On ]
Take inspiration from history: write about an historical event that happened in your home town.
There are some great opportunities for kids to explore creativity this month! The programs are so much fun, kids won’t even realize they’re writing! “Exploding Memory Boxes” shows kids in grades 3 through 6 how to save their memories with photos and stories in a unique fold-out box. There are two sessions offered: one in… [ Read On ]
Ann Parks was one of the participants in the Intergenerational Writing Program we held in Northern Door with 5th – 7th graders at Gibraltar School and residents at Scandia Village Nursing Home and Senior Living Facility in Sister Bay. At 99 and about to become a great-grandmother of twins, Ann Parks (left) composed this… [ Read On ]
In honor of the Fourth of July, write about what “independence” or “freedom” means to you.