Door County writing classes, poetry readings, author appearances, meetups and more. Experience the rich literature community of the Door in inspiring settings.

  • Growing Kewaunee Readers Program

    The Kewaunee Public Library ( is introducing a new reading initiative during National Library Week, April 7-13. Growing Kewaunee Readers – made possible through a grant from the Green Bay Packer Foundation and Vollrath – features leveled reading challenges from birth to graduation to promote reading. Starting at birth, parents will read 100 books to their child […]

  • Bestseller List: March 29, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. There There by Tommy Orange3. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James4. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid5. The River by Peter Heller HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher4. Dreyer’s English by Benjamin […]

  • Dinner with Author Patricia Skalka

    As part of a new collaboration series, the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor is hosting an intimate, Cajun-style dinner with Patricia Skalka, author of the award-winning Dave Cubiak mystery series, on April 11. Skalka turned to fiction after a successful career writing nonfiction and is now the author of Death Stalks Door County, Death at Gills […]

  • Poetry Lab on April 5

    Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating your own poem at Art/Speaks, a writing lab in which participants will compose a poetic work in response to a visual-art piece. Write On, Door County ( will present this on-going, free program on April 5, 11 am – 12 pm, at the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd […]

  • Book Review: ‘Little Faith’

    Little FaithNickolas Butler, 336 pages, Ecco, 2019 No convincing is needed. You don’t have to see any evidence or concrete items. Proof is unnecessary because you’re already sure of what you know. You’re a believer, and what’s in your head is in your heart, but, as in the new novel Little Faith by Nickolas Butler, […]

  • Bestseller List: March 22, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman2. The Huntress by Kate Quinn3. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin4. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah2. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann3. White Fragility […]

  • Growing Kewaunee Readers

    GDuring National Library Week, April 7-13, the Kewaunee Public Library will introduce Growing Kewaunee Readers: a new initiative that features leveled reading challenges from birth to graduation to encourage reading in the community. Starting at a child’s birth, parents will read 100 books to the child before age two. Then their goals will be to […]

  • Bestseller List: March 15, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones2. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin3. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris5. Less by Andrew Sean Greer TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah3. Go Ahead in the Rain […]

  • Justin Isherwood: What Is ‘Bitter Cold’?

    The weather reporter said, “Bitter cold, frigid cold, dangerously cold.” NPR characterized recent Midwest temperatures as “unbelievably cold.” I have a problem trusting a news source that refers to Wisconsin and Minnesota temperatures of -20 as “unbelievably cold.” Out of fairness, it did compare Duluth’s temperature to the daytime temperature on Mars, also at -20. […]

  • Release of Local Children’s Book

    Carollynn Lopez has published her first book, Livingston’s Tales: The Beginning, with illustrations by 102-year-old Scandia Village resident Florence Thoms. The work is based on Lopez’s family and set in her childhood home. Having just moved to a small town in Illinois from the big city of Orlando, Kel has yet to make friends. To […]

  • Book Club at Gibraltar School

    All book lovers are invited to join the Community Book Club in the community room of Gibraltar School on March 21, 6:30 pm. The group will be discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: an intense, beautiful and heartbreaking story that earned the Pulitzer in 2017. Take a snack to pass and a copy of […]

  • Write On Conference on Getting Published

    Write On, Door County has launched a new, two-day conference to help aspiring writers get their work into print. Award-winning authors, editors, publishers and agents will be among the many presenters at the Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication Conference, April 12-13. “Writing is hard, but getting published is even harder,” said Write On, […]

  • Bestseller List: March 8, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James3. Devotions by Mary Oliver4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles5. Circe by Madeline Miller HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror […]

  • Book Club Anniversary

    The Pine Crest Book Club recently celebrated its eighth anniversary. Since the group’s first meeting in November 2010, it has met every third Tuesday of the month. Current members are Ann Jerdee, Helen VanAkkeren, Helen Jane Anschutz, Dianne Benishek, Delane Jome, Lorraine Bremer, Dorrie DeNoto and Jane Combs. The book club began when a Pine […]

  • ‘Wild Words’ Storytelling Event

    All are invited to tell a story during the storytelling event Wild Words: Celebrate the Lands and Waters of Door County on April 22, 7 pm. Using a format called Pecha Kucha, stories are presented using 20 pictures at 20 seconds per picture, for a story that’s six minutes and 40 seconds long. The Door […]

  • ‘Water Ways’ at Meadows Gallery

    Water Ways, on display until April 26 at the Meadows Art Gallery, is the annual exhibition of the written art of Door County poets. Eighteen artists will show written art – and some visual art – that has been inspired by the impact of water on our lives. Scandia will host a tea and reading on April […]

  • ‘Read for Fines’ at Algoma Library

    As part of its upcoming National Library Week celebration, April 8-13, the Algoma Library is doing a “read for fines” promotion all month – ideal for children who have a lot of overdue-book fines on their (or their parents’) accounts. The library will waive $1 of fines for every 30 minutes a child spends reading in […]

  • Bestseller List: March 1, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin2. Less by Andrew Sean Greer3. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo3. Sapiens by […]

  • Review: ‘The President Is Missing’

    Bill Clinton and James Patterson, 528 pages, Little, Brown and Company and Knopf, 2018 It is not unusual for an American president to write a book, either before or after his presidency. Theodore Roosevelt, in fact, was a professional writer before he became president, and John F. Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in […]

  • Pine Crest Village’s Book Club

    Residents at Sturgeon Bay’s Pine Crest Village enjoy reading and discussing books in a variety of genres in their monthly book club. The Friends of Door County Libraries sponsors the club, and Friends volunteer Dorothy Wickman facilitates it. Members of the book club are (left to right, front) Ann Jerdee, Helen Van Akkeren, Helen Jane […]