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Door County Reads Events

All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 8
• Writing Workshop: Food Traditions, 1-4 pm
Write On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Road, Fish Creek
This workshop, led by Kathleen Ernst, will help participants recall, record and celebrate food traditions from their family or community. It will include several writing activities designed to help capture food-related memories and a brief discussion about techniques for preserving original recipes. Participants are welcome to take a few recipes, photographs or other food-related mementos. To register, call 920.868.1457 or email [email protected]  

• Book Discussion, 2 pm
Scandia Village, 10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay
Dan Egan’s book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, facilitated by Laura Kayacan

Saturday, Feb. 9
• Gallery Walk, 9 am – 12 pm
Throughout Door County
Select galleries and artists will showcase special pieces inspired by water. Maps are available at Door County libraries and DoorCountyReads.org.

Book Discussion, 11 am
Door County Community Foundation, Rock Island Room, 222 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Dan Egan’s book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, facilitated by Laura Kayacan

• Author Talk with Dan Egan, 2-4 pm
Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium, 1230 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay
Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, will answer questions during a Q&A session moderated by Bret Bicoy and sign books afterward.

Sunday, Feb. 10
• Gallery Walk, 9 am – 12 pm
Throughout Door County
Select galleries and artists will showcase special pieces inspired by water. Maps are available at Door County libraries and DoorCountyReads.org.

Author Peter Geye will speak about his book Wintering at Door County Reads events.

• Author Talk with Peter Geye, 2 pm
Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St.
Presentation and book signing by Peter Geye, plus entertainment by Midsummer’s Music’s Griffon String Quartet

Monday, Feb. 11
• Writing Workshops: Fiction with Peter Geye, 9-10:30 am; Poetry with Sharon Auberle, 11 am – 12:30 pm; Nonfiction with Amber Stoner, 1:30-4 pm
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay
Write On, Door County presents a one-day mini-conference on writing about the natural world. Register for all three workshops or attend just one. Workshops are free, but registration is requested. Call 920.868.1457 or email [email protected] to sign up.  

• Northwest Passage Talk, 6 pm
The Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
Ian Karl, Northwest Passage’s experiential-programming coordinator, discusses the organization’s underwater-photography and aquatic-sciences program for at-risk teens. Their work is on display through Feb. 16 at The Ridges.

• Book Discussion, 7 pm
Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42
The Bittersweet Bookies group will discuss Wintering by Peter Geye.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
• Book Discussion, 10:30 am
Ephraim Library, 996 Water St.
Dan Egan’s book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes and Peter Geye’s book Wintering

• Book Discussion, 2:30 pm
Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Road
Wintering by Peter Geye, facilitated by Christina Johnson

Wednesday, Feb. 13
• “What Makes the Great Lakes So Great?,” 11 am
Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42
Water-quality specialist Julia Noordyk will discuss the issues facing the Great Lakes and how the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant helps coastal communities overcome these challenges.

Book Discussion, 7 pm
Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 Cty F
Wintering by Peter Geye, facilitated by Tracy Opper

Friday, Feb. 15
• Play reading, 7 pm
Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay
An Enemy of the People, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller, tells the story of a small Norwegian town that has begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters. During the course of the play, political ambitions and moral integrity become the focus.

Saturday, Feb. 16
• LibraryLIVE @ the Miller, 1 pm
Miller Art Museum, 104 S. Seventh Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Matthew Hollingsworth, composer of the music from Wisconsin Public Television’s (WPT) Wisconsin Water from the Air, will perform and talk about being a commercial composer.

Wisconsin Water from the Air screening, 3 pm
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay
A Q&A session with WPT Executive Producer Laurie Gorman and a reception will follow this Door County premiere screening.

For more about the authors and a full listing of events, visit DoorCountyReads.org.

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