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September 2019

WRITING YOUR MEMORIES with Ann Martin-Fornaciari

September 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1763 Town Line Rd.
Washington Island, WI 54246 United States
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Do you have stories to share? What stories have shaped your life now or in the past? Are there any stories that have a purpose you want to pass on to others or just whimsical moments that made you laugh? In this workshop, your memories will pour out on paper. You will think about your sweetest, most exciting, and most special moments; about experiences you had growing up and years gone by. Simple steps to jog your memory will start…

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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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WRITING YOUR MEMORIES with Ann Martin-Fornaciari

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1763 Town Line Rd.
Washington Island, WI 54246 United States
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Do you have stories to share? What stories have shaped your life now or in the past? Are there any stories that have a purpose you want to pass on to others or just whimsical moments that made you laugh? In this workshop, your memories will pour out on paper. You will think about your sweetest, most exciting, and most special moments; about experiences you had growing up and years gone by. Simple steps to jog your memory will start…

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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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Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

October 3 @ 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 The Silence of Darkness by Bradley James Tall. The author will be joining today's discussion! How is the disappearance of a sixteen-year old Hispanic boy connected to the suicide of a young farmer twenty years in the past? Through a turbulent journey over the back roads of a rural America quilted with lush farm…

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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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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
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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 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…

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THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO: A Reading and Conversation with Chris Cander

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Home of Lana Billeaud and John McGinnis, 4441 Bay Shore Dr.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join us for an afternoon reading with author Chris Cander from her acclaimed new book, The Weight of a Piano, followed by a conversation. The reading will take place at the Sturgeon Bay home of Lana Billeaud and John McGinnis on the shore of Green Bay. (Parking is limited; please consider carpooling.) The event is free with donations to Write On gratefully accepted. Write On's Artistic Director, Jerod Santek, and Managing Director, Lauren Bremer, will be on hand to discuss our…

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November 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

November 7 @ 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 Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. 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 into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to…

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