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December 2019

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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DEADLINE: Submit Your Poems for Words On Fire!

December 31

Write On, Door County partners with Door Community Auditorium to present Words on Fire for the Fireside Coffeehouse Series 2020.  The program, an eclectic selection of poems and music, will be presented at the auditorium on Saturday, February 29. We are happy to continue Words on Fire and are putting out a call for poems.  Remember, February 29 is Leap Day and our theme is eclectic, so have some fun!  Poems should be your own and may be new or…

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NEW YEAR’S WRITING RESOLUTIONS: Make 2020 Matter with Baptiste and Miranda Paul

December 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As writers, we often make New Year's resolutions—but we can be easily tempted to give up if the outcomes are out of our control. Author Baptiste Paul and author/literary agent Miranda Paul will supply writers with easy to intermediate steps for improving your craft and your network as you work toward publication. In this festive holiday session, come evaluate your personal journey and expectations, and choose attainable goals that make working toward your dream more enjoyable. If you'd like to…

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January 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

Thursday, January 2, 2020 @ 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 The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin: Voices of Early Settlers by Michael E. Stevens. From the mid-1830s through the 1850s, more than a half million people settled in Wisconsin. While traveling in ships and wagons, establishing homes, and forming new communities, these men, women, and children recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and newspaper…

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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Maryclaire Torinus and the Griffon String Quarter at Scandia Village

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of our community outreach programs, Write On partners with the Griffon String Quartet's B Double Sharp program of Midsummer's Music and writer-in-residence Maryclaire Torinus to present a program on music and memory at Scandia Village.   Maryclaire Torinus has an undergraduate degree from St. Norbert College in Vocal Music Education and a graduate degree in Theology from Cardinal Stritch University. She has worked in the fields of education and elder care for nearly thirty years. She retired as a…

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YOUTH: This One Time ‘Round the Sun with Jill Stukenberg

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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FREE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS IN 5TH THROUGH 8TH GRADES! What would happen to the goose who flew home for New Year's Eve or the maple that refused to drop its leaves? Join Write On and the Ridges Sanctuary for a morning of imaginative writing using the natural world as a springboard! We'll begin by thinking about the cycle of a year and how an animal or a natural element (tree, rock, shoreline) might experience the changes of temperature, weather, and light…

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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn at Scandia Village

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scandia Village, The Meadows, 10560 Applewood Rd.
Sister Bay, 54234
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As part of our community outreach programs, writers-in-residence Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn will offer scent-based writing programs for residents at Scandia Village in Sister Bay and Anna's Place in Sturgeon Bay. These programs may be open to others if space is available. To inquire about participating, please call 920-868-1457. Last year, writers Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn presented The Scents of Endings, an interactive discussion and reading on the subject of scent and memory, at Scandia Village. Returning for…

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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn at Anna’s Place

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anna’s Place, 839 18th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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As part of our community outreach programs, writers-in-residence Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn will offer scent-based writing programs for residents at Scandia Village in Sister Bay and Anna's Place in Sturgeon Bay. These programs may be open to others if space is available. To inquire about participating, please call 920-868-1457. Last year, writers Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn presented The Scents of Endings, an interactive discussion and reading on the subject of scent and memory, at Scandia Village. Returning for…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Kickoff Author Talk with Leif Enger

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium, 1230 Michigan St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Write On, Door County is proud to be a presenting partner in Door County Reads. The selection for 2020 is Leif Enger's novel Virgil Wander.  After a car accident, the title character suffers memory loss and struggles to reconstruct his past. Set in the small town of Greenstone on Minnesota's Lake Superior shore, Virgil Wander is a bittersweet chronicle of a tightknit community with quirky characters, all-American values, and movie classics. Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Baseball in Door County with Myles Dannhausen, Jr.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Door County Brewing Company, 8099 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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As part of Door County Reads, Write On board member and Peninsula Pulse editor Myles Dannhausen, Jr., leads a discussion of the history of baseball in Door County. In Virgil Wander, the novel selected for this year's program, a minor league baseball player in the small town of Greenstone, Minnesota, disappears after flying solo in an old plane over Lake Superior.

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