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August 2019

ART/SPEAKS at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

August 9 @ 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 III features works by Michele Dangelo, Judi Ekholm, Marcia McDonough, Jim Rose and Leslie Wu. About Art/Speaks: The practice of using words to comment on a piece of visual art—ekphrasis—is an ancient…

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THE CROSS GENRE NOVEL with Cynthia Swanson

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nicolet National Bank, 2477 S. Bay Shore Dr.
Sister Bay, WI
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$25.00

Often, agents and publishers want authors to box their novels into a genre for presentation -- in queries, in marketing plans, in social media positioning. But what if your historical novel also features a zombie? What if your sci-fi story has strong elements of romance? Must you define genre? How do you attract fans of multiple genres? In this seminar, we will talk about successful cross genre novels, how they're positioned in the marketplace, and how to effectively promote your…

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WRITING HOME GROUND: A Reading and Workshop with Alison Townsend

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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As Wendell Berry, who is famous for staying home in Kentucky, once said, "If you don't know where you are, you don't know who you are." Place, especially one that we identify as "home ground," is both powerful and mysterious, shaping our lives, spirits, and identities--our very sense of who we are on earth. The poems and essays and stories we write about place, especially home ground, whether it be native or adopted, help us to both understand ourselves and…

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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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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 5 @ 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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October 2019

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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