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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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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

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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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: Book Discussion

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ephraim Library, 9996 Water St.
Ephraim, WI 54211
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Write On is proud to be a presenting partner with the Door County Library in the Door County Reads program, offering a variety of free programs throughout the county. Join others for a community discussion of this year's selection, Virgil Wander. This discussion is facilitated by Door County librarian Laura Kayacan. 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…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NWTC Learning and Innovation Center, 2438 Bayshore Dr.
Sister Bay, WI 54234 United States
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Write On is proud to be a presenting partner with the Door County Library in the Door County Reads program, offering a variety of free programs throughout the county. Join others for a community discussion of this year's selection, Virgil Wander. This discussion is facilitated by Tina Kakuske and Lisa Tetzloff. 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…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Hometown Writing

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 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

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 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

DOOR COUNTY READS: Play Reading

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
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As part of the Door County Reads program, Peninsula Players presents a reading of James Hindman's dramatic comedy, "Popcorn Falls." The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope – open a theater! Two actors play over twenty roles in a world of farce, love, and desperation, proving once and for all that art can save the world.

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