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February 2020

DOOR COUNTY READS: Film and Discussion

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The title character of Virgil Wander owns an old movie theater in the town of Greenstone, Minnesota. Among his collection of old movies is "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. As part of Door County Reads, enjoy a special screening of the film, followed by a discussion moderated by Chris Opper.

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Book Discussion

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Island Library, 910 Main Rd.
Washington Island, WI 54246
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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 Hale. 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

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 County Road F
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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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 Tracy Opper. 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 and he emerges…

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Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Stuck in Manistique by Dennis Cuesta. Near the midpoint of the Upper Peninsula, along a Lake Michigan bend of shore, is the town of Manistique, Michigan. Mark had never heard of Manistique before the death of his estranged aunt, but as sole beneficiary of Vivian's estate, he travels there to settle her affairs.…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Book Discussion

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Novel Bay Books, 44 N. 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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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 Write On's Artistic Director, Jerod Santek. 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: Children’s Reader’s Theater

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sturgeon Bay Public Library, 107 S. Fourth Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Door County Reads presents a special Children's Reader's Theater production of Roger Roth's picture book Fishing for Methuselah, directed by Lola DeVillers. Fishing for Methuselah is an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Both Ivan and Olaf are determined to win the Winter Carnival fishing contest by capturing the ancient behemoth, Methuselah. Allowing rivalry to cloud their judgment, the two…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Book Discussion

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fish Creek Library, 4097 Highway 42
Fish Creek, 54212
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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 Bittersweet Bookies. 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 and he emerges…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Book Discussion

February 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sister Bay Library, 2323 Mill Rd.
Sister Bay, 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 Christina Johnson and the Readers Rampant Book Club. 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…

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PRESENTATION: Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Write On's writer-in-residence for the month of February is Jānis Valks, a science fiction writer from Ventspils, Latvia. Jānis will give a presentation on the themes of his novels and the consequences of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union in Latvia and Eastern Europe in general, including exploration in post-Soviet heritage objects – abandoned infrastructure such as bomb shelters, army bases, factories, civil buildings, sewer tunnels, etc. Jānis Valks has worked as an airport service specialist, an aircraft…

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DOOR COUNTY READS: Book Discussion

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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 Jeanine Brennan and Between the Pages. 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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