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October 2019

THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO: A Reading and Conversation with Chris Cander

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Home of Lana Billeaud and John McGinnis, 4441 Bay Shore Dr.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join us for an afternoon reading with author Chris Cander from her acclaimed new book, The Weight of a Piano, followed by a conversation. The reading will take place at the Sturgeon Bay home of Lana Billeaud and John McGinnis on the shore of Green Bay. (Parking is limited; please consider carpooling.) The event is free with donations to Write On gratefully accepted. Write On's Artistic Director, Jerod Santek, and Managing Director, Lauren Bremer, will be on hand to discuss our…

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AUTHOR DISCUSSION: Waking In Time with Angie Stanton

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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In partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Write On presents a special program specifically designed for community elders. Writer-in-residence Angie Stanton will share some of the interesting and surprising facts she discovered while researching her time travel novel, Waking In Time, winner of a 2018 Midwest Book Award. From the Sterling Hall bombing on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to the cost a pay phone call in the 1930s, to the fashions, cars, and types of employment…

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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Valerie Biel at the Boys & Girls Club

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Door County, 55 S. Third Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI
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As part of our community outreach programs, writer-in-residence Valerie Biel will lead a session on her journey from farm girl to author for the Boys and Girls Club of Door County. This event is open only to students in the Boys and Girls Club. Valerie Biel’s debut novel Circle of Nine – Beltany was honored as a Kindle Book Award Finalist, a finalist in the Gotham Writers' YA Novel Discovery Contest and the Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest as well as being…

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THOMAS DAVIS READING: In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Novel Bay Books, 44 N. 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Join Write On and Novel Bay Booksellers for a conversation with author Thomas Davis about his most recent novel, In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams. A portion of proceeds from book sales will be donated to Write On. About the book: In the 1850s, Washington Island, Wisconsin, was about as remote from the slave-holding southern states as it was possible to get in the United States. Before the passage of the second Fugitive Slave Act, which made it legal for bounty…

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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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