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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.

  • 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 […]

  • The Legend Lives in Door County

    Wisconsin author Arthur Cola will be bringing his new legendary tale to O’Meara’s Irish House in Fish Creek on Saturday, Oct. 9. His new novel, The Shamrock Crown and the Legend of Excalibur, is a family centered treat as the reader is introduced to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table through the […]

  • Novella Collection Set in Door County on Bookshelves

    After years of family vacations and romantic getaways with their husbands, two Wisconsin authors – Becky Melby from Burlington and Cynthia Ruchti from the Marshfield area – have turned their infatuation with apple orchards, rugged shorelines, spectacular sunsets, and unique gifts shops and art galleries into romantic comedy. A Door County Christmas is a novella […]

  • Buzz Off Author Appears at Novel Ideas

    September is National Honey Month. Celebrate with a sweet new mystery. Hannah Reed, pen name for Deb Baker, will discuss and sign her new Wisconsin mystery book Buzz Off at Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, Sept 25 at 1:30 pm. In her youth, Deb dreamed of working as a private investigator or […]

  • Friends Schedules Fall Book & Author Event

    James Carl Nelson, the author of Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War, will be the featured speaker for the Friends of Door County Libraries’ Fall Book & Author event, Oct. 1 and 2. As well as “the Great War,” World War I was long known as “the war to end all […]

  • Poetry Trail Reading Features Kort

    On Friday, October 1, Ellen Kort, Wisconsin’s first Poet Laureate, will read at 5 pm from her works displayed on the Newport State Park Poetry Trail. There will be a reception at the Newport Visitors Center with Kort reading followed by an open mic. The public is welcome to attend. Kort is the first distinguished […]

  • The Wisconsin People & Ideas / Wisconsin Book Festival Writing Contests

      Wisconsin People & Ideas, which regularly publishes some of the best poetry and fiction from around the state, is running a short story and poetry contest.   Entries should be submitted between September 15 and December 15. Winners will receive up to $500 and other prizes along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas […]

  • Dickinson Series Continues with Brink

    Ephraim poet Loraine Brink will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series September 8 at 7 pm. Brink describes herself as, “A poet with a light heart trying to get serious about portraying life.

  • Upcoming Niedecker Poetry Festival Features Wisconsin Poets

    The Friends of Lorine Niedecker is hosting the second annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Switch to WYSIWYPoetry Festival on September 24 and 25 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The goal of the Poetry Festival is to celebrate Wisconsin poetry. Nancy Rafal, Baileys Harbor writer, will take part in a discussion, “Nature of Wisconsin Poetry.” With her on […]

  • Jay Brickman Announces Third Printing of Poetry Doodles

    In his 100 page book, Brickman distils a lifetime of observations about everything from golf: “Because I choose not to keep score they refused to let me participate”; and sins: “One is not a sinner for having sinned, only for having sinned and slept soundly”; and sales: “An important function of brand identification is helping […]

  • Dylan Thomas Reading Upcoming

    Prof. Gareth Lloyd Jones, emeritus professor at Bangor University, Wales, will read from the works of Dylan Thomas at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, July 28, at the Church of the Atonement, Fish Creek.

  • Hansotia Recognized with Jumpstart Award

    Phil Hansotia of Ellison Bay was a finalist in the 2010 Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Award. He will receive $250 to create “poetry trails” (poems in display cases mounted on posts) in Newport State Park, a partnership between the Wallace, Unabridged and Word Women poetry groups with the Newport Wilderness Society, Newport State Park, and Sevastapol, […]

  • Friends’ Book Sale at Sturgeon Bay Library

    The Friends of Door County Library will be holding its 2010 Book Sale July 29 – 31. More than 10,000 books will be available for sale and will cost just $1 for a hard cover book and 25¢ for children’s books. Where else can such a great bargain be found? This sale is held in […]

  • Jacksonport Historical Series Continues with Volume Seven

    Volume Seven of Jacksonport Through the Generations is now available. This number in the Jacksonport Historical Society’s on-going series features stories about the Bley, Brungraber, Clark, Graf, Herbst, Kasten, Mueller, and Naumann families.

  • Book Signing by Door County Author

    Jerry Amos, author of the newly published novel, The Division, will appear at Sturgeon Bay’s Book World, 30 N. 3rd Avenue, on July 31 from 11 am – 2 pm.

  • Celebrated Environmental Author to Visit Peninsula State Park July 23 & 24

    Peninsula State Park welcomes Marybeth Lorbiecki, author of the Aldo Leopold biography A Fierce Green Fire on July 23 and 24. Lorbiecki will share excerpts from Leopold’s conservation writings at an illustrated talk on Friday, July 23, from 8 – 9 pm at the Nature Center.

  • Novel Ideas Hosts First-time Author Champan

    Meet Wisconsin author Brett Champan at Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, July 17 at 1 pm for a reading and booksigning for his new book Rearview Sunset.

  • Hintz’s Home Coming Now Available

    Rosemary Hintz will be at The Bridge in Egg Harbor on July 31, 3 – 5 pm, signing copies of her latest book, Home Coming. The novel Home Coming is the story of Robbie Wilson, who readers first learned of in Return to Sawyer School, Hintz’s first historical novel.