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January 2020

DOOR COUNTY READS: Kickoff Author Talk with Leif Enger

January 25 @ 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.

January 26 @ 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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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: SkyWriting with Northern Sky Theater and Door County School

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sevastopol School, 4550 Highway 57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Write On and Northern Sky Theater collaborate on offering in-school creative writing workshops at area elementary, middle, and high schools. Using fun-filled prompts and activities, we will encourage students to write on the theme of nature. Writing workshops will take place throughout winter and spring. Representatives from Write On and Northern Sky will collect these writings and select a number to be adapted to music. Curated and directed by Ray Jivoff and composer Brett Ryback, up to ten songs will…

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WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: SkyWriting with Northern Sky Theater and Door County School

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sevastopol School, 4550 Highway 57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Write On and Northern Sky Theater collaborate on offering in-school creative writing workshops at area elementary, middle, and high schools. Using fun-filled prompts and activities, we will encourage students to write on the theme of nature. Writing workshops will take place throughout winter and spring. Representatives from Write On and Northern Sky will collect these writings and select a number to be adapted to music. Curated and directed by Ray Jivoff and composer Brett Ryback, up to ten songs will…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Hometown Writing

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Virgil Wander is as much a story about the town of Greenstone as it is about the characters who live there. What would you write about your hometown, either the one you were raised in or where you live now? Through guided exercises, you’ll discover how to tap into memories of those locations and discover the stories those towns have to tell. This writing lab is part of Door County Reads and is led by Write On's Artistic Director Jerod…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Home Is More Than a Place

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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In nature, home is more than food, water and shelter. Home is a place, but also interactions with the community and the elements. So it is in Virgil Wander. In fact, environmental elements are almost characters in the story. In this presentation, learn some of the natural history of the wind, the lake, and the creatures which figure so prominently in the story and ponder how our communities often mirror nature.

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Hometown Writing

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 County Road F
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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Virgil Wander is as much a story about the town of Greenstone as it is about the characters who live there. What would you write about your hometown, either the one you were raised in or where you live now? Through guided exercises, you’ll discover how to tap into memories of those locations and discover the stories those towns have to tell. This writing lab is part of Door County Reads and is led by Write On's Artistic Director Jerod Santek.…

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February 2020

PRESENTATION: Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Write On's writer-in-residence for the month of February is Jānis Valks, a science fiction writer from Ventspils, Latvia. Jānis will give a presentation on the themes of his novels and the consequences of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union in Latvia and Eastern Europe in general, including exploration in post-Soviet heritage objects – abandoned infrastructure such as bomb shelters, army bases, factories, civil buildings, sewer tunnels, etc. Jānis Valks has worked as an airport service specialist, an aircraft…

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INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY POETRY READING

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St (Hwy 42)
Ephraim, WI 54211
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Celebrate International Mother Language Day with Write On as people share poems and stories in their native languages! This reading not only celebrates the languages of the world spoken here in Door County, it also invites audience members to relax and appreciate the rhythm and music of poetry, rather than focus on the poem's "message." Past languages presented at this annual event have included Bulgarian, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukranian, and Walloon. Speakers of languages other…

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March 2020

WRITE ON AT AWP CONFERENCE 2020!

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Saturday, March 7, 2020

Henry B. González Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Visit Write On at Booth 1562 at the 2020 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference and bookfair!

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