Category: Literature News

Door County writing classes, poetry readings, author appearances, meetups and more. Experience the rich literature community of the Door in inspiring settings.

  • Clowers Featured at UU Dickinson Series

    Egg Harbor attorney David Clowers is the featured poet at the UU Dickinson Poetry Series July 7. Clowers was first introduced to Door County in the 1950s when he camped here with his family.

  • Pulse Prose Judge Announced

    The Peninsula Pulse is excited to announce David McGlynn as this year’s prose judge for the Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Program Kicks Off

    Students that have just completed fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth grades are eligible to join the “Choose Your Own Adventure” program at a Door County Library.

  • Book Signing at the Cupola House

    Barbara Foley, author of The Door to a Man’s Heart – a historical non-fiction story about camp life in the early days of Peninsula State Park – will be signing books on Saturday, July 11 from 11 am – 2 pm at the Cupola House in Egg Harbor.

  • Players Receive NEA Grant for The Big Read 2010

    For the third consecutive year, Peninsula Players Theatre will partner with Door County Library to present The Big Read, thanks to a new $16,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) matching grant secured by the Door County professional theater company.

  • Libraries Promote Summer Reading

    Families are encouraged to enjoy the summer programming at Door County Libraries; creativity will be explored from many angles with activities and reading programs free for all ages.

  • Scandinavian Heritage Highlighted at Novel Ideas

    Minnesota author Eric Dregni will be signing his new book In Cod We Trust:  Living the Norwegian Dream at Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor on Thursday, July 2 at 1 pm.

  • Pulse Poetry Judge Announced!

    The Peninsula Pulse is excited to announce Wisconsin’s current Poet Laureate, Marilyn L. Taylor, is the poetry judge for this year’s Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé.

  • Open Writing Workshops Continue Through the Summer

    Henry C. Timm will continue to present free writing workshops at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Branch of the Door County Library on Tuesday, July 7 and at the Third Avenue Playhouse on July 21 and August 18.

  • “Fill ‘er Up” Authors Spotlight Wisconsin Service Stations from Bygone Era

    In salute to those good ol’ days of merry motoring, The Friends of Door County Libraries is presenting authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz to discuss their book, Fill ‘er Up:  The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations.

  • Patrick Somerville Reading on Washington Island

    On Saturday, June 20, noted author Patrick Somerville will present a reading from his new book, The Cradle, to the Washington Island Literary Society.

  • A Reading of Bar Code in a Bar

    On Tuesday, June 23 at 8 pm, the poets and writers of Bar Code – an anthology of saloon stories from Little Eagle Press – will gather forces at the AC Tap on Highway 57 between Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay; and there, they will give a reading the likes of which the County of Door has never seen before.

  • Calling All Writers and Photographers!

    The Peninsula Pulse is again calling for poetry, prose, and photography submissions for their annual Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé and Annual Photography Jubilee.

  • Door County Library Branches Honor World War II

    As part of World War II Week at the Door County Library, original photographs, personal mementos and artifacts of the war will be on display at the Sturgeon Bay location from Monday, June 8 through Saturday, June 13.

  • Dickinson Series Features Ellison Bay Poet

    Hanne Gault will present her unique and inspiring poetry at the next Unitarian Universalist Fellowship-sponsored Dickinson Poetry series June 10.
    Reflecting on her writing style Gault said, “When I read or hear poetry I am not thinking of the structure of the poem as much as I am of that indefinable something, be it beautiful, disturbing or humorous, that has moved or inspired me.

  • Battle-of-the-Books

    Take four middle school students, a 20-title booklist, months of preparation, a computer, and 25 very detailed questions. Reproduce that scenario 94 times around the state and you have Battle-of-the-Books, a statewide literary activity which climaxes during one week each February as teams huddle around a computer in their individual schools to test their knowledge of the plots, characters, and settings of the books on that year’s list.

  • Lukasik Releases New Mystery, “Death’s Door”

    Gail Lukasik, author of the Door County mystery novel Destroying Angels, has recently released her second book in the series, Death’s Door.

  • Dickinson Series Features Baileys Harbor Poet

    Cynthia Johnson, a Door County poet, painter and photographer, will present her poetry during the second monthly Dickinson Series on May 14 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), Ephraim.

  • Door County’s Young Readers Vote

    T.J. Walker Middle School students were among the nearly 27,000 young readers of Wisconsin who have selected their favorite books for the state’s 2009 Golden Archer Award.

  • Existentialist Drywallers, Rejection, and Fatherhood with Michael Perry

    In his first book, Population 485, author Michael Perry seemed to jump into the life of anyone remotely touched by the world of the volunteer firefighter or first responder. The bestselling author, musician, and humorist is back this month with his fourth book, Coop: A Year of Pigs, Poultry, and Parenting, and he’s coming to […]