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October 2019

MIXED GENRES: WHEN MEMORY MEETS IMAGINATION with Karen Hering

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether we write for our own eyes only or for publication and many readers, writing invites us to unwrap the gifts of both memory and imagination, seeing not only what has been and what is now, but also the extraordinary possibilities of what might still come to pass with our creative engagement. In this guided writing program, author Karen Hering offers writing prompts and activities to explore the creative energy available wherever memory and imagination meet. For emerging or experienced…

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November 2019

MIXED GENRES: BODY LANGUAGE: Writing With and About Our Bodies with Naomi Cohn

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northern Door YMCA, 3866 Gibraltar Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
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Whether in love or fury, sickness or health, our relationship with our bodies is at the heart of our writing. In this generative workshop we’ll be inspired to write from our five senses, from examples of how other writers tackle the body as subject, and share some tips on how to be kind to our bodies as we write. Writing examples in sessions are drawn from poetry, but all kinds of writing and writers welcome. This class is offered free…

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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Writing Program at Memory Cafe

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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As part of our community outreach programs, Write On offers a creative writing session with Door County Medical Center's Memory Café. Memory café provides opportunity for individuals with memory loss, their friends, caregivers, and family, to interact socially without fear of embarrassment over memory blunders. The Door County Memory Café strives to promote engagement, whether through enjoyable conversation or through educational themes.

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A Casual Class for the Aspiring Author with Judy Ducharme

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sturgeon Bay Public Library, 107 S. Fourth Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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  Write On is a promotional partner of the Door County Library's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) programming. Today's program features Judy DuCharme, who will offer assistance to aspiring authors and those participating in NaNoWriMo. Judy has published six books and has had several pieces published in the Guideposts Magazines and Books. Her writing has earned her several awards. Topics to be covered: Head-hopping: a great way to confuse the reader and keep your book from being published. It takes…

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Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

November 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to…

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NaNoWriMo: Nanofiction

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 County Road F
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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It's that time of year again! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is in full swing! Write On partners with Door County Library to present a special class on nanofiction. Whether you are working on a novel or interested in getting started in writing fiction, nanofiction is a great way to begin or to awaken new ideas. Nanofiction are very short stories, as brief as 55 words. We will explore various forms of short fiction and provide prompts to get you…

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December 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains by William Ashworth. Ogallala Blue is the story of a crucial, dwindling natural resource: an invisible ocean of fresh water under the High Plains. The Ogallala Aquifer that lies deep beneath the Great Plains from Texas to Colorado contains enough water to fill Lake Erie…

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MIXED GENRES: A CHRISTMAS SMELLING TOUR with Jude Stewart

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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Pine. Cinnamon. Gingerbread. Snow. The smells of Christmas are unmistakeable and teleport us emotionally back into our personal histories. Write On, Door County and the Ridges invite you to stretch your senses and expand your notions of what smells mean and how they influence our feelings, thoughts and expectations. Suitable for all ages, this 30-45 minute guided tour is led by Jude Stewart, current writer-in-residence at Write On and author of the forthcoming book The Portable Nose: A Field Guide…

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FICTION WRITING: The Role of Place in Fiction with Janice Deal and Katie Shonk

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Door County Community Foundation, 222 N. Third Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Writers-in-residence Janice Deal and Katie Shonk offer a special fiction writing workshop based on place. Setting has played a critical role in both of our writing, serving almost as a central character in our completed books and works in progress. Drawing on passages by some of our favorite writers, we will explore with participants how they can use setting to deepen the emotional lives of their characters, build plot and suspense, convey community and history, and heighten satire and humor.…

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MIXED GENRES: TREASURE HUNT WRITING with Jenny Magnus

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Write On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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JOIN US THE MORNING OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE FOR A SPECIAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT!   Writing is a physical activity.  Being in your body and moving around then stopping to write is like collecting clues for an unknown treasure.  Treasure Hunt Writing takes the process of putting words on paper and moves it out into nature, into the imagination, into the body.  Participants will spend some time outside (even in the cold!) collecting ideas and fragments of writing, and following a kind…

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