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? Engage in an afternoon of imaginative writing using the natural world as a springboard. We’ll begin by thinking about the cycle of a year and how an animal or a natural element might experience the changes in temperature, weather and light during that time. Then students will write stories, comics or poems about what would happen if there were breaks or changes in that cycle, focusing on winter. Students will discover the importance of drawing on the five senses for writing and spend some of the workshop time outdoors, finding their material and activating their senses. Learn more at

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