920-868-1457   Email   |   Donate   |   BECOME A MEMBER
Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events › Youth

Events List Navigation

September 2019

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

POETS LAUREATE READING: Nancy Rafal and Margaret Rozga

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Newport State Park, 475 County NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
+ Google Map

Write On is pleased to present the current Door County and Wisconsin Poets Laureate, Nancy Rafal and Margaret Rozga, in a reading held in conjunction with the exhibit of their work on the Newport State Park Poetry Trail. NOTE: in case of inclement weather, the reading will be held at the Jensen Center of The Clearing and will start at 1:30. Click here for directions.  Nancy Rafal lives in “downtown” Baileys Harbor and finds that she writes ekphrastically to two-…

Find out more »

POETRY READING: Sharon Auberle, Cathryn Cofell, Karla Huston, and Viola Weinberg

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of round-robin poetry with Sharon Auberle, Cathryn Cofell, Karla Huston, and Viola Weinberg. Light refreshments will be served. Sharon Auberle is a poet and photographer who fell in love with Door County in 1984 and made it her home in 2008. She has a number of poetry collections, four of which include collaborations with other poets. Her latest book is a poetry/sketch collaboration with poet and artist Jeanie Tomasko, titled Dovetail, which won the Wisconsin Fellowship…

Find out more »

ART/SPEAKS at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edgewood Orchard Galleries, 4140 Peninsula Players Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
+ Google Map

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 V is a group show of artwork especially good for gift-giving, including smaller paintings, glass snowmen and other holiday themed pieces. About Art/Speaks: The practice of using words to…

Find out more »

WRITE ON IN THE COMMUNITY: Valerie Biel at the Boys & Girls Club

October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Door County, 55 S. Third Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI
+ Google Map

As part of our community outreach programs, writer-in-residence Valerie Biel will lead a session on her journey from farm girl to author for the Boys and Girls Club of Door County. This event is open only to students in the Boys and Girls Club. Valerie Biel’s debut novel Circle of Nine – Beltany was honored as a Kindle Book Award Finalist, a finalist in the Gotham Writers' YA Novel Discovery Contest and the Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest as well as being…

Find out more »

THOMAS DAVIS READING: In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Novel Bay Books, 44 N. 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
+ Google Map

Join Write On and Novel Bay Booksellers for a conversation with author Thomas Davis about his most recent novel, In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams. A portion of proceeds from book sales will be donated to Write On. About the book: In the 1850s, Washington Island, Wisconsin, was about as remote from the slave-holding southern states as it was possible to get in the United States. Before the passage of the second Fugitive Slave Act, which made it legal for bounty…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events