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October 2019

WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Anna Lee and Mary Carol Ghislin at HELP

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As part of our community outreach programs, writers-in-residence Anna Lee and Mary Carol Ghislin will conduct a writing program with participants in FYRE, a teen program at HELP of Door County. FYRE stands for Forging Youth Relationship Education, a council of high school students who work on social justice issues and ending domestic abuse. This program is open only to FYRE participants. Mary Carol Ghislin has had a lifelong love of reading and writing, having graduated from high school with…

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November 2019

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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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Jennifer Morales at Southern Door High School

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Friday, November 8, 2019

Southern Door High School, 2073 County Road DK
Brussels, WI 54204 United States
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As part of our community outreach programs, writer-in-residence Jennifer Morales will spend two days working with freshmen at Southern Door High School on creative writing projects. This program is open only to Southern Door students. Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist whose work deals with questions of gender, identity, complicity, and harm. A Beloit College graduate (1991, Modern Languages and Literatures), Jennifer received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2011. She served…

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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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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Jennifer Morales at Southern Door High School

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Friday, November 8, 2019

Southern Door High School, 2073 County Road DK
Brussels, WI 54204 United States
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As part of our community outreach programs, writer-in-residence Jennifer Morales will spend two days working with freshmen at Southern Door High School on creative writing projects. This program is open only to Southern Door students. Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist whose work deals with questions of gender, identity, complicity, and harm. A Beloit College graduate (1991, Modern Languages and Literatures), Jennifer received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2011. She served…

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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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DEADLINE: Submit Your Poems for Words On Fire!

December 6

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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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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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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