Aug 10, 2024 1:00PM—2:30PM


Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212

Cost Free



Join Write On for a reading and conversation with former writer-in-residence Constance Malloy from her new hybrid novelette Born of Water. The author will have books available for sale and signing and a light reception will be offered.

About the Book:

Born of Water is a deep exploration of opposites: nature as both salvation and ruin, humanity’s tiny and outsized footprint, and family as a structure both to be protected and protected from. In a smooth allegory that bleeds into realism through the invention of character, where Mari demands the writer’s ear, Malloy also deeply draws the reader into the world.  –Al Kratz, author of Off the Resting Sea

Born of Water begins with the narrator, her husband, and their infant daughter hanging from a cliff. Their perilous climb, representing the difficulties involved in breaking the dynamics of familial dysfunction, leads to an existential exploration of the birth of fictional characters and how they, like children by their parents, are shapedby the author’s experiences. At its core, this hybrid novelette delves into the questions and the consequences of changing climates, both internal and external. Set by the banks of the Menomonee River, and along the shores of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, Born of Water concludes with the speculative fiction story of Mari, a writer of obituaries for dying bodies of water, struggling to identify her true nature and to heal her own climate crisis.

About the Author:

Constance Malloy is the author of Tornado Dreams: A Memoir and the creator of The Burning Hearth Blog and the editor of Voices of the Summer Solstice. Her flash can be found at Emerge Literary Journal, New Flash Fiction Review, and Bending Genres. She can be found by the river, in the woods, or by the lake. She can also be found at and on X @ConstanceMall13.