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August 2019

POETRY MEETS MUSIC: A Collaboration with Midsummer’s Music

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Write On is pleased to enter our fourth year of collaboration with Midsummer’s Music! Local and visiting poets were asked to create original poems based on music to be played at one of Midsummer’s concerts. Poets were sent a CD of music to be performed the night of their concert, but with no information as to the composers or other details. Poets were asked to write a poem or poems in response to the emotions evoked by the music they heard. Music…

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GLASS STORM: A Reading and Conversation with Sally and Mary Lovell

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sister Bay Library, 2323 Mill Rd.
Sister Bay, 54234 United States
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Write On partners with Door County Library to present a reading and conversation with mother and daughter author team, Sally and Mary Lovell. The Lovells will read from and discuss their book,  Glass Storm, a first-hand account of the 2005 tornado that ravaged the town of Stoughton, Wisconsin. ABOUT GLASS STORM: After carrying their story around for years, a mother and daughter share their personal recollection of a tornado hitting their hometown. Sally was in the middle of the storm,…

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September 2019

POETRY MEETS MUSIC: A Collaboration with Midsummer’s Music

September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
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Write On is pleased to enter our fourth year of collaboration with Midsummer’s Music! Local and visiting poets were asked to create original poems based on music to be played at one of Midsummer’s concerts. Poets were sent a CD of music to be performed the night of their concert, but with no information as to the composers or other details. Poets were asked to write a poem or poems in response to the emotions evoked by the music they heard. Music…

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STORIES AROUND THE FIRE: A Reading and Conversation with Carol Dunbar

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Write On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Join us around the campfire outside The Coop, Norb Blei's writing studio, for a reading by and discussion with author Carol Dunbar, winner of the 2018 Hal Prize in Fiction for her short story "Saving Stobs," selected by novelist Peter Geye. Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating is available; feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved inside. The program is free; goodwill donations encouraged. Carol…

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PIZZAZZ! Sparking Ideas for Creative Writers with Kim Suhr

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. Second Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Nothing to write about?!? Impossible! In "Pizzazz!," writers will participate in activities and exercises that wake up the creative side of their brains and open up a world of new writing. Ideas are all around us if we train our eyes to see them. To register online, please click here. For other registration options, please call 920-868-1457 or email info@writeondoorcounty.org. Kim Suhr is author of the Nothing to Lose (Cornerstone Press, 2018), Maybe I’ll Learn: Snapshots of a Novice Mom (2012) and co-author of the…

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ART/SPEAKS at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edgewood Orchard Galleries, 4140 Peninsula Players Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Write On, Door County is pleased to partner again this season with Edgewood Orchard Galleries on Art/Speaks, a free writing lab encouraging people to write in response to the images on exhibit. Led by poet Francha Barnard, these 60-minute writing activities are perfect for both beginning and advanced writers in any genre. Exhibit IV features artists Olga Ganoudis, Susan Hale, Tom Nachreiner and George Shipperley. About Art/Speaks: The practice of using words to comment on a piece of visual art—ekphrasis—is an ancient one. One of…

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WASHINGTON ISLAND LITERARY FESTIVAL

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - September 22 @ 12:00 pm
Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Road
Washington Island, WI 54246
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Write On, Door County is pleased to be a collaborative partner in the annual Washington Island Literary Festival. Generational: How We Build, Grow, and Change is the theme for the 7th annual Washington Island Literary Festival. This year's authors are Paula Carter, Jane Hamilton, Rebecca Makkai, Bao Phi, Scott Russell Sanders, and Luis Alberto Urrea. A community creative lab will be held on Thursday, September 19th. Writing workshops will be offered on Friday, September 20th. Author talks and panel discussions are scheduled for…

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THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW with Paul E Nelson

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St (Hwy 42)
Ephraim, WI 54211
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In this participatory and generative workshop, learn techniques to connect with a guest, quickly develop a rapport, and sharpen your skills in this under-appreciated art form. Paul E Nelson has conducted over 600 interviews with poets, authors, indigenous leaders, and whole systems activists through his non-profit organization SPLAB and will discuss how he prepares for interviews, the difficulties that are sometimes encountered, technical aspects, and how to develop your interviewing technique. This workshop is presented free (goodwill donations accepted) but…

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October 2019

RUBY & ROLAND: A Reading with Faith Sullivan

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Write On and the Friends of Door County Library are pleased to welcome novelist Faith Sullivan in a reading from, and conversation about, her latest book in the Harvester series, Ruby & Roland. ABOUT THE BOOK: Growing up in early twentieth-century Illinois, Ruby Drake is a happy child. But one winter’s night, her beloved parents perish in an accident—and suddenly, Ruby finds herself penniless and nearly alone in the world. Her new path eventually takes her to Harvester, where she…

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ART/SPEAKS: A Free Writing Lab

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. Second Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Write On, Door County is pleased to partner with Margaret Lockwood Gallery on Art/Speaks, a free writing lab encouraging people to write in response to the images on exhibit. Led by an accomplished writer, these 60-minute writing activities are perfect for both beginning and advanced writers in any genre. Sessions are offered quarterly throughout the year. About Art/Speaks: The practice of using words to comment on a piece of visual art—ekphrasis—is an ancient one. One of the earliest and most commonly cited forms…

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