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July 2019

MEMOIR AND FICTION WRITING with Nancy Fishman

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Scandia Village, The Meadows, 10560 Applewood Rd.
Sister Bay, 54234
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Do we write the stories of our lives to leave a record for friends and family? Do we write memoir or fiction based on our experiences so that we can understand our lives better? Or do we write memoir to preserve history and the sometimes complex and sometimes quiet events that we have lived through? Join fiction writer Nancy Fishman for two classes on memoir and fiction writing. We will talk about what makes a compelling memoir and why we…

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ART/SPEAKS: A Free Writing Lab

July 5 @ 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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POETRY MEETS MUSIC: A Collaboration with Midsummer’s Music

July 7 @ 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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WRITERS’ CRITIQUE GROUP

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 19, 2019

Write On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Are you a writer looking for feedback on your work? You are welcome to join the new Writers' Critique Group, meeting bi-weekly at the Coop this summer! Writers of all kinds are welcome. Bring your poems or prose and have an opportunity to read your work aloud followed by constructive comments from other members of the group. It's a great way to test out some of your writing! The group will meet in Norb Blei's Coop, located behind the Write…

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ORGANIC FORM: Seven Steps to Finding Your Plot with Kelly Daniels

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$25.00

You've got a great story. But where to start? Where to end? What to put in the middle? The art of storytelling is the art of choosing, arranging, amplifying, summarizing, and cutting ... in short, it's the act of discovering meaning without form. After a brief lecture, we will move through a seven-step exercise designed to help uncover the organic structure buried within your story. These steps include: Brainstorming narrative events Evaluating whether and event should be dramatized as scene,…

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DOODLE LOVE with Anne Emerson

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Anne Emerson, a founding board member of Write On, Door County, has published her first picture book! Doodle Love celebrates the joy and love of those wonderful dogs. A portion of sales from the book will benefit Write On. "This utterly charming, engaging treasure will be loved by big and little readers both." -- Naomi Shihab Nye, author of numerous collections of poetry including, most recently, Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners.     "This is a fun picture book not…

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ART/SPEAKS at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

July 12 @ 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 II features John A. Sayers and a Nocturnal Show, with night skies, moon related pieces, a beautiful scene at dusk and other pieces inspired by “Dancing in the Moonlight” theme.…

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POETRY MEETS MUSIC: A Collaboration with Midsummer’s Music

July 14 @ 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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EGGS-Phrastic Writing: A Special Art/Speaks EGGStravaganza Creative Lab

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 of ekphrasis occurs in The Iliad, when Homer provides a long and discursive account of the elaborate scenes embossed on the shield of Achilles. Contemporary literature provides many fine examples of ekphrastic writing. Art/Speaks is a long-running Write On program encouraging people to write in response to art at local galleries. We take a unique spin…

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POETRY MEETS MUSIC: A Collaboration with Midsummer’s Music

July 21 @ 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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