To celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020, The Driftless Writing Center will publish an anthology of writing and images rooted in the Driftless area. We welcome writers associated with Write On Door County to send us unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid works related to this part of the Midwest. We’re seeking a broad range… [ Read On ]
Short stories and poems are now being accepted for the 2016 Wisconsin People & Ideas fiction and poetry contests. The contests are open to all Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and older. The deadline is December 1. Judges for the 2016 contest are B. J. Hollars (fiction) and Kimberly Blaeser (poetry). For complete guidelines,… [ Read On ]
The 66th annual Wisconsin Writers Association (WWA) will be held October 2-4 at the Mead Hotel and Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids. Keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Michael Perry. The Door County Poetry Collective will present “Poets’ Anthology–a Collective Effort,” sharing their experiences in the production of Soundings: Door County in Poetry. Other… [ Read On ]
Congratulations to Sharmay Rose, whose book Zero to Seventeen has been published by Balboa Press! From the press notes: “Teenage Sharmay faces family issues after she finds her dad’s 1953 high school ring in the attic. Follow her teenage angst, rebellion and grit and watch as Sharmay carves her own path in life.” Visit www.balboapress.com… [ Read On ]
Write On will be one of many Door County non-profit organizations hosting activities for children during the Door County Humane Society’s wedding. Tails of Romance: The Nuptials of Caitlin and Collin takes place Friday, August 14, noon – 2 pm, at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor. Write On will have a table encouraging… [ 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 ]
Katie Dahl recently released her third album, “Ordinary Band,” with a standing-room only crowd at the Door Community Auditorium. Katie completed some of the songs while in residency at Write On. Katie is part of the Gills Rock Fourth of July celebration, performing from 3 – 5 pm. Don’t miss it!
The Dickinson Poetry Series presents 20 contributors to the anthology Soundings: Door County in Poetry, published by the Door County Poetry Collective. The reading is Wednesday, June 10, 7 pm, at the UU Fellowship in Ephraim. The anthology will be available for sale at the event. The Dickinson Poetry Series is held the second Wednesday… [ Read On ]
Ralph Murre was appointed Poet Laureate of Door County on March 24, 2015. He succeeds Estella Lauter, who has held the post since 2013. Murre will serve in the position until March 31, 2017.
Congratulations to the 57 poets included in Soundings: Door County in Poetry, the beautiful anthology created by the Door County Poets Collective. Read Gary Jones’s article in the Peninsula Pulse to find out more about the book and how to order copies.