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October 2019

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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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
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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-…

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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…

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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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AUTHOR DISCUSSION: Waking In Time with Angie Stanton

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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In partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Write On presents a special program specifically designed for community elders. Writer-in-residence Angie Stanton will share some of the interesting and surprising facts she discovered while researching her time travel novel, Waking In Time, winner of a 2018 Midwest Book Award. From the Sterling Hall bombing on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to the cost a pay phone call in the 1930s, to the fashions, cars, and types of employment…

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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
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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…

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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
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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…

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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…

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