An Autumnal Smelling Tour

Oct 29, 2022 10:30AM—12:00PM


Write On, Door County Writing Center
4210 Juddville Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Cost $10.00



Pine. Cinnamon. Hot chocolate. Snow. The smells as autumn eases into winter are unmistakable and teleport us emotionally back into our personal histories. Stretch your senses and expand your notions of what smells mean and how they influence our feelings, thoughts, and expectations. Suitable for all ages, this 30-45 minute tour is led by Jude Stewart, writer-in-residence and author of the book Revelations in Air: A Guidebook to Smell. We’ll start with a few exercises to warm up our smellers and tune into this often-neglected sense. Then, we’ll smell our way around the grounds of Write On, learning about the smells of the season: their histories, symbolic and cultural meanings, and more. We’ll also make aromatic pomanders with fresh oranges and spices. You’ll leave the tour informed, delighted, and ready for a great-smelling holiday season!

The cost for this program is $10 per family. You can register online by clicking the button above. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.



Jude Stewart has written about culture for The AtlanticSlateThe BelieverCabinetDesign Observer, Gastronomica and The Art of Eating, among others. She has written three books of nonfiction: ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About ColorPatternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns; and Revelations in Air: A Guidebook to Smell, published by Penguin Books in October 2021. She runs a creative agency specializing in content strategy, marketing, and development and divides her time between Chicago and Berlin, Germany.