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

  • PSA Presents Dr. Villarroel for Door County Reads

    The Peninsula Art School in Fish Creek will present a lecture by Dr. Gratzia Villarroel as a part of Door County Reads on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 pm.

  • Young Poets Featured at Dickinson Series

    Six accomplished Gibraltar High School poets will read their poetry on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. The young poets are multi-talented and involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities.

  • Door County Reads “Fahrenheit 451”

    Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 is the chosen book for “Door County Reads 2011.” Courtesy of the Friends of Door County Libraries, free copies of the book are currently available at all Door County libraries.

  • Event Schedule for Door County Reads

    Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 is the chosen book for “Door County Reads 2011.” Courtesy of the Friends of Door County Libraries, free copies of the book are currently available at all Door County libraries.

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features Gary Jones

    Gary Jones will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on January 12 at 7 pm. For much of his life Jones has written poetry for his own satisfaction, and occasionally for that of contest judges and journal editors.

  • Door County Reads “Fahrenheit 451”

    The public is welcome, and encouraged, to attend and participate in reading, discussing, and thinking about Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 as a part of “Door County Reads.”

  • The Wave (It’s Okay Not to Wave)

    The following is an excerpt from Richard Purinton’s new book, Bridges Are Still News: Island Essays, Poems and Photos, now available at local booksellers.

  • 2010 Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Exposé & Photography Jubilee

    Winners of Peninsula Pulse’s 2010 Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee.

  • Door County Reads Comes to the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library

    Gary Jones will lead a discussion at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library on Jan. 11 at 6:30 pm. A part of Door County Reads, the discussion will focus on Ray Bradbury’s novels Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles.

  • Gift Idea from “Verse Wisconsin”

    Verse Wisconsin would like to encourage the public to purchase a gift subscription for a family member, the local community center, senior center, or library – a generous gift both to them and Verse Wisconsin, which also accepts donations.

  • “The Cooking Mom” Signs Books in Baileys Harbor

    Amy Hanten, host of Fox 11’s Living with Amy, recently launched her first cookbook called The Cooking Mom. Hanten will be at Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor on December 21 from 3 – 5 pm to sign copies of her cookbook.

  • Dickinson Poetry Event Highlights Caleb Whitney

    Baileys Harbor firefighter, Caleb Whitney, will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Dec. 8 at 7 pm. Writing in isolation for more than 10 years, Whitney never really addressed any audience other than himself.

  • Friends of Door County Libraries’ Holiday Book Sale

    The Friends of Door County Libraries’ Holiday Book Sale will take place Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. This annual event will offer a range of gift-worthy books at nominal prices.

  • A “Door County Christmas” Authors Sign Books

    Cupola House in Egg Harbor and Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor will host book signing events Nov. 12 and 14, respectively, for authors of A Door County Christmas – a collection of four novellas set among the villages and harbors of the Door Peninsula.

  • Strong, True Poems

    “I’ve been calling Frances [May] the ‘unofficial Poet Laureate’ for over 20 years,” said Door County author and artist Norbert Blei. “When they started talking about naming a Laureate, I thought, ‘the very first time goes to Frances; let’s do that, then officially open it to everyone.”

  • Auberle Reads at Dickinson Series

    Sharon Auberle is the featured poet at the November 10 Dickinson Poetry Series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ephraim. Auberle grew up in the Midwest, exploring fields, woods and waters, often in the company of her grandfather, who passed his love of the outdoors to her. With this heritage, her years of living in […]

  • The Wisconsin People & Ideas / Wisconsin Book Festival Accepting Entries for 2011 Contests

    Wisconsin People & Ideas, which regularly publishes some of the best poetry and fiction from around the state, is inviting everyone to become a part of Wisconsin’s new literary canon by entering their annual contests. Writers are invited to enter their poems and short stories in the annual contests, which are both accepting submissions from […]

  • Door County Reads

    It may not be called The Big Read, but Door County will be reading a classic novel this winter and enjoying a wide variety of programming to enhance it, just as it has for the past three winters under “The Big Read Door County.” This year’s selection is Ray Bradbury’s haunting denunciation of censorship, Fahrenheit […]

  • Artful Lyrics to Language for Wee Folk, featuring Debbie Clement

    Nationally-known early childhood educator and Sister Bay summer resident, Debbie Clement, is thrilled to unveil her newest children’s picture book, Red, White and Blue, in Door County on Sunday, October 17. Open to the public, the event will take place at the Northern Door Child Care Center in Sister Bay at 4 pm. Clement’s third […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Event Highlights Redell

    Jack Redell, Egg Harbor, will share his sometimes earthy, always poignant poetry October 13, 7 pm, in the next Dickinson Poetry Series event at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. Born and raised in Chicago, John Patrick Redell worked as a construction engineer/surveyor for 30-some years before retiring to live most of the time in […]