The writers’ residency program at Write On, Door County welcomes new authors to its Juddville property this month. Writers-in-residence this month include novelist Sarah Stonich, nonfiction writer Linda White, children’s writer Lisa Rondinelli Albert, and poet Dawn Hogue. Writers will conduct a community service program as part of their residency.
“Selecting the Truth: Pulling Essays from Real Life” will be offered by White, Sept. 5 & 7, 1:30 – 3 pm. This free class will encourage participants to sort out what they want to write about and help them determine where to begin. For those who are new to writing, particularly nonfiction, this is the perfect opportunity to explore creativity in a supportive environment. Though the class is free, registration is required.
White is a writer, editor, reviewer, blogger, promoter, bibliophile, photographer and instructor. She has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. She is also creator of The Publishing Bones, a website community for writers, and BookManiaLife, a book blog.
Stonich will be featured in a meet-and-greet at Fair Isles Books on Washington Island, Sept. 9, 1 – 3 pm. Stonich is the author of several novels and a memoir, including Shelter, Vactionland, These Granite Islands, and The Ice Chorus. Her first novel, These Granite Islands was translated to eight languages and was short-listed for France’s prestigious Grand Prix des lectrices d’Elle.
The author of the young adult novel Mercy Lily, Albert is completing a middle grade novel and working on several picture books. She has also written nonfiction books for young readers. Albert will meet with Write On’s Teen Council and conduct other programs for youth during her residency.
Hogue was the 2017 Hal Prize in Poetry. As part of her award, she receives a week residency at Write On. Though no community service program is required of Hal Prize winners, Hogue is working with executive director Jerod Santek on a possible writing program with community elders.
To register or for more information visit writeondoorcounty.org.