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The latest news on the Door County art and literary scenes, including features, gallery openings, exhibits, and literature events.

  • Questions & Authors: Leif Enger 

    The goal of Door County Reads is to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through reading and sharing ideas about the same book.  This year’s selection is Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. The novel follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. There […]

  • Publishing Industry News : Jan. 24, 2020

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • After two weeks in office, Damon Suede has resigned from his position as president of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) following recall petitions filed by a number of RWA chapters. RWA’s executive […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Publisher to Release Young-Adult Novel

    Author and musician Terence Winch has recently signed a publishing contract with Sturgeon Bay publisher Four Windows Press for his first novel, a young-adult work called Seeing-Eye Boy. Winch is the Bronx-born son of Irish immigrants, and Seeing-Eye Boy comes out of his gritty upbringing in the Irish ghetto, bringing to life the Irish-immigrant world […]

  • WI People & Ideas Fiction and Poetry Contests Open

    Send your best fiction and poetry to Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running writing contests, hosted by Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.  Winners in both the fiction and poetry categories will receive awards of $500 to $100, publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas and a reading […]

  • Beginner Painting Class Offers More Than Tips and Techniques

    When you’re an adult, it’s hard to go back to a time when there were fewer expectations and less pressure. In other words, it’s impossible to go back to a time when you were younger. This idea came into full view for me as I was holding an interview in the Link Gallery of Children’s […]

  • POETRY: First Winter

    Celeste Benzschawel is a reporter and social-media editor here at the Peninsula Pulse weekly newspaper and a writer for Door County Living magazine. Originally from Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, she moved to Door County in May 2019 after graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Though she enjoys writing news articles, reporting on […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Jan. 17, 2020

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Egyptologists have discovered the oldest copy of what’s being described as the world’s first illustrated book: a 4,000-year-old edition of the Book of Two Ways, an ancient Egyptian guide to the afterlife […]

  • Family Art Day Jan. 18 at Peninsula School of Art 

    Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek hosts free, monthly Family Art Days September through May, usually on the third Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm. Drop in anytime!  Projects are most appropriate for ages three through 12, but family members of all ages may join in the art-making. The materials, inspiration and a little guidance […]

  • ‘Textile Tableau’ Opens Jan. 18 at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay will host its first exhibition of the new year Jan. 18 – Feb. 24 in the main gallery: a diverse selection of more than 35 fiber-based works titled Textile Tableau: An Exploration of Painting with Fibers. A free public reception on Jan. 18, 3-4:30 pm, will feature […]

  • Readers Needed for 2020 Mother Language Day Reading

    Since Write On, Door County’s first year of programming in 2014, it has hosted the International Mother Language Day poetry reading. The event celebrates the languages of the world spoken here in Door County and invites audience members to relax and appreciate the rhythm and music of poetry rather than focusing on its message. This […]

  • Link Gallery Offers Professional Space for Students to Share Art

    A tear or two came to Anne Emerson’s eyes as she walked up and down the Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) Link Gallery of Children’s Art while looking at the latest exhibit of student artwork.  “This does make you weep because the kids are affected by it,” said Emerson, who was the founder and longtime owner […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Jan. 10, 2020

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Publishing giant Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Knopf and chair of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, died Dec. 30 in New York City at age 77. • After a months-long lawsuit against Audible and […]

  • REVIEW: ‘Under the Tail of the Milky Way Galaxy’ by Ethel Mortenson Davis

    As the winter season takes hold, many of us feel oppressed by a sense of foreboding, and for good reason: Winter is a time for wheezing from the flu while watching the long driveway fill up with snow, and for monitoring the progress of an ice shove as it inches its way across the lawn […]

  • ‘Wisconsin Life’ Features Algoma Artist Bren Sibilsky

    The PBS Wisconsin television show Wisconsin Life highlighted Algoma sculptor and painter Bren Sibilsky as a feature story during its Jan. 9, 7 pm, episode. (Check pbswisconsin.org/schedule to see other airing times.) After communicating throughout the summer and fall, the TV crew interviewed Sibilsky at her studio and gallery and took lots of videos and […]

  • Apply to Create Cherry in New Street-Art Program

    Destination Sturgeon Bay is looking for artists to embellish or create a cherry for its new street-art program, Cherries Jubilee – Celebrating 20 Years of Sturgeon Bay Public Art. This collaboration of art and community, presented by Destination Sturgeon Bay and Associated Bank, will feature cherries on display throughout Sturgeon Bay starting May 11 to […]

  • Whitney’s Work to Appear in Biennial Exhibit

    “Apollo 50,” a sculpture by John Whitney of Baileys Harbor, will appear in the 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. Whitney’s piece is one of 43 artworks that jurors chose from more than 900 submitted pieces. The exhibit will run Jan. 25 – March 29.

  • Free Imaginative Writing Program for Door County Middle Schoolers

    Write On, Door County and The Ridges Sanctuary are teaming up to offer a free program to students in fifth through eighth grades – led by Jill Stukenberg – on Jan. 11, 12:30-3 pm.  What would happen to the goose that flew home for New Year’s Eve or the maple that refused to drop its leaves? […]

  • Death’s Door Knockers Introduces Putrid Poetry Contest

    Death’s Door Knockers – Door County’s improv company – has announced its inaugural Bad Poems from the Peninsula Poor Prize for Putrid Poetry Contest. Put on your stinking caps, check your taste at the door and submit your worst poems for consideration.  The worst of the worst will be recorded in the popular Bad Poems from […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Jan. 3, 2020

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Neal Shusterman’s yet-to-be-released novel Game Changer is set to be adapted into a Netflix series. Netflix preemptively bought the rights to the novel, which is set to be released in September 2020. […]

  • Book Review: ‘UnDo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases’

    by Amanda Bourbonais The key tenets of Dean and Anne Ornish’s “UnDo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases” are these: eat well, move more, stress less, love more. This 506-page manual breaks down the actionable steps to get you on the road to better living. And the studies the authors present […]