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April 2019

ART/SPEAKS: A Free Writing Lab

April 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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DICKINSON POETRY SERIES PRESENTS WISCONSIN POET LAUREATE MARGARET ROZGA

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St (Hwy 42)
Ephraim, WI 54211
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At this opening event in the 2019-2020 Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, Margaret Rozga will read from her latest book Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems and talk about her inspiration and poetic process. She will welcome questions and comments from the audience. Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga has published four books of poetry, including Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems(2017), written with support from the American Antiquarian Society. She edited the poetry chapbook anthology Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair & Affordable…

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Best Book I Never Read

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Door County Brewing Company, 8099 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED DUE TO FACILITATOR'S MATERNITY LEAVE. CONGRATULATIONS ALISSA!   We’ve all done it. Our high school English teacher or a college lit professor assigned a novel that we had every good intention of reading, but time slipped away. So, the night before the exam, we scanned the Cliff Notes or watched the film adaptation. We didn’t do so well on the exam. Here’s a chance to read those books without having to worry about your…

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DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR PATRICIA SKALKA

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40

As part of a new collaboration series, the Kress Pavilion hosts an intimate dinner with Patricia Skalka, author of the award winning, Door County Dave Cubiak Mystery Series. Write On is a sponsoring organization for this program. Photo by B.E. Pinkham Skalka turned to fiction following a successful career in nonfiction. Her many credits include: Staff Writer for Reader’s Digest, freelancer, ghost writer, writing instructor, and book reviewer. She is the author of Death Stalks Door County, Death at Gills Rock, Death…

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WRITING ON THE DOOR: Paths to Publication Conference

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS, PANELS Whether you have a completed manuscript or are just beginning to write, this two-day conference is full of help and inspiration! Authors, agents, editors, and publishers will present on a variety of topics from freelance writing for magazines, entering contests, submitting query letters, finding an agent and more! Workshops Friday Presentations Saturday Registration for both days is $140; one-day registration is $80. Coming from out of town? The Landing Resort is offering a special rate for conference…

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CIVILITY MATTERS: Building an Immune System for Our Country with Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. First Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, 54235
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Write On and the Door County Civility Project host Civility Matters: Building an Immune System for Our Country with visiting writer-in-residence Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin. Dr. McLaughlin spoke at the 2018 event about  her book Talking Together: Getting Beyond Polarization Through Civil Dialogue. This April, she will speak about the ways Talking Together is building on that work, including a focus on building an immune system for the country to combat the hatred in our culture and world, creative response to the challenge,…

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CIVILITY MATTERS: A Follow-Up Conversation with Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Write On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Write On and the Door County Civility Project presented Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin speaking on the ways her project, Talking Together, focuses on building an immune system for the country to combat the hatred in our culture and world. During this intimate, follow-up talk to last night's presentation, she will discuss creative response to the challenge. This program is free (donations gratefully accepted) but registration is required. To register, please call 920-868-1457.  

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HOMEGROWN POETRY: Poetry at Baileys Harbor Library

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 County Road F
Baileys Harbor, 54202
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CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH WITH WRITE ON & DOOR COUNTY LIBRARIES Join us for one of a series of four readings and discussions about the importance of poetry in our lives with collaboration from the Door County Community. Readers include elected officials, community representatives, and high school students along with Door County Poets Laureate Sharon Auberle (2017-2019) and Nancy Rafal (2019-2021). In addition to Sharon and Nancy, readers at today's event include David Eliot, publisher of the Peninsula Pulse, and Gibraltar…

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HOMEGROWN POETRY: Poetry at Fish Creek Library

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fish Creek Library, 4097 Highway 42
Fish Creek, 54212
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CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH WITH WRITE ON & DOOR COUNTY LIBRARIES Join us for one of a series of four readings and discussions about the importance of poetry in our lives with collaboration from the Door County Community. Readers include elected officials, community representatives, and high school students along with Door County Poets Laureate Sharon Auberle (2017-2019) and Nancy Rafal (2019-2021). In addition to Sharon and Nancy, today's readers include County Board of Supervisor Vinni Chomeau and Gibraltar High School students…

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WILD WORDS: Celebrate the Lands and Waters of Door County

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Join Write On, the Door County Land Trust, and Crossroads in a night of storytelling about Door County’s most treasured natural assets, land and water! Combining images and words, participants are encouraged to share stories about their experience with our land and water. This program is a collaborative project of Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Land Trust, and Write On, Door County, presented as part of Celebrate Water Door County, a program of Healthy Water Initiative and the Door County…

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