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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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