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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.

  • Timm Reads at Dickinson Poetry Series

    Door County poet, playwright and director Henry Timm will read his poetry at the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series November 9 at 7 pm. Timm has written in many poetic forms though he has probably been most influenced by his experience reading and acting Shakespeare and Ibsen.

  • Door County Hosts Wisconsin Poet Laureate

    Bruce Dethlefsen, the 2011-2012 Wisconsin Poet Laureate and poetry judge for this year’s Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose, will present two readings in Door County in October.

  • Dethlefsen Publishes New Book

    Wisconsin Poet Laureate Bruce Dethlefsen has a new book of poems coming out this fall, published by Cowfeather Press. The book, Unexpected Shiny Things, covers territory from the playgrounds of elementary school to the trout streams of Wisconsin, from birth to love to heartbreak, with a focus on the tragic death of Dethlefsen’s son, Willi, in 2010.

  • Poetry Jumpstart Award

    An offshoot of the Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf Initiative, the Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Award is designed to help other Wisconsin poets implement a project or program that brings poetry into the eye of the general public in an unconventional manner.

  • Wisconsin Celebrates Poetry

    The Friends of Lorine Niedecker are hosting the Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival from October 14 – 16 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The goal of the Poetry Festival is to celebrate Wisconsin poetry.

  • Poetry Judge and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Releases New Book

    Wisconsin Poet Laureate, and this year’s Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Grutzermacher’s Writers’ Expose Poetry Judge, Bruce Dethlefsen will soon release his new book, Unexpected Shiny Things.

  • A History of Wisconsin Gardens

    As Wisconsin’s population moved from farmsteads into villages, towns, and cities, the state saw a growing interest in gardening as a leisure activity and source of civic pride.

  • “Wisconsin People & Ideas” and the Wisconsin Book Festival Host Writing Contests

    Wisconsin People & Ideas regularly publishes some of the best poetry and fiction from around the state, and now it’s the public’s chance to become a part of Wisconsin’s new literary canon.

  • Door County Poet Laureate Presents “The Poet’s Bag of Tricks”

    Barbara Larsen, recently appointed Door County Poet Laureate by the County Board, is charged with serving as Door County’s “literary ambassador.” Her initial appearance in this role will take place on September 28 from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Red Cup Café on Washington Island.

  • Door County Author Releases “Star Shooting”

    Local author David K. Dodd has released Star Shooting, a true-to-life novel that spotlights the promising young life of Ronnie Cousins. Set in the fictional small town of Humble, Kansas, the story of a popular all-American kid unfolds and reveals how his bright future changes with one surprisingly out-of-character crime.

  • Book Signing and Sidewalk Sale at Novel Ideas

    Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor will host a book signing on September 17 during Autumn Fest. Door County author Gregg Powell and Fish Creek native illustrator Corinne Lea will be signing their new children’s book Goobadabers.

  • Verse Wisconsin Calls for Submissions: “Mask and Monologue”

    For spring 2012, Verse Wisconsin online will present “Mask or Monologue.” Whether it’s a dialogue between self and soul or Harry and Sally, a poem about a historical figure, fictional character, or inanimate objects suddenly animate, Verse Wisconsin is interested in the masks poets don and the ones they strip off.

  • Paul McComas Presents at “Confessions of a Fiction Writer” at Door County UUF

    The Emerson Series will return to the UUF in Ephraim, featuring an evening of monologues and music titled “The Lying Game: Confessions of a Fiction Writer” with Paul McComas on September 16 at 7 pm.

  • Words and Images Featured in Dickinson Series

    A multi-media show by Edward DiMaio will be featured at the monthly Dickinson Poetry Series on September 14 at 7 pm. The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) in Ephraim.

  • Opportunity for Wisconsin Poets

    Building on the success and popularity of the first “Verse and Vision” exhibition, Gallery Q in Stevens Point invites Wisconsin poets to submit original poems for consideration as part of a second collaborative exhibition of art and poetry.

  • Door County Author Releases “Taking Jenny Home”

    Carolyn Kane, who divides her time between rural Missouri and northern Wisconsin, will be signing copies of her book, Taking Jenny Home, over Labor Day weekend at Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock.

  • Book Sales to Benefit Door County Libraries

    The Sturgeon Bay Library is hosting a book sale each Saturday through Oct. 1 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library.

  • Wis. Author Rochelle Pennington Releases New Book

    Cupola House in Egg Harbor will be featuring autographed copies of Rochelle Pennington’s newest title, Christmas Gifts: Ten of the Greatest Ever Given, for its Labor Day weekend festivities.

  • Opportunity for Wisconsin Poets

    Building on the success and popularity of the first “Verse and Vision” exhibition, Gallery Q 1108 Main Street Stevens Point invites Wisconsin poets to submit original poems for consideration as part of a second collaborative exhibition of art and poetry.

  • Door County Author Releases Updated Edition

    On Wings of Trust tells the true story of Captain Carole Litten, who proved worthy of her 114 passengers’ trust by skillfully landing an aircraft that suffered two emergencies.