Category: Literature

The latest news in the literature scene in Door County along with reviews, creative writing and news about The Hal Prize.

  • 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.

  • A Fillet on Form

    As we grow older it may really be
    that form itself begets satiety,
    so here’s an empty plate with nothing onit
    beyond the snack of cooking up a sonnet.

  • How Trees Got Their Leaves

    In the days before the trees had leaves,
    Coyote said, the trees were always cold.
    And so they asked the birds to come and build nests
    in their branches, and the black beetles to come
    to live under their bark, and the red and gray squirrels
    to fill up their empty places.

  • Just for Fun

    For freedom to express political opinions publicly, no place in Chicago was better known in the 1940s than Bug House Square (officially, Washington Square).

  • Just Messing

    Just messing around, that is what I tell my wife. Messing around the farm shop. She knows by now what messing really means. Did you know you can gain a pretty good potato mortar by just changing the pipe on the bead-setter? You know, the compressed air 90 psi bead setter, exchange the flattened steel pipe for PVC, dab a little silicone on the potato, range just shy of a quarter mile.

  • 2 Poems

    No Halo

    Not supposed to write
    poems about angels,
    so my writing teacher says.
    No sunsets, roses, rainbows, doves.

  • The Poetry of Sharon Auberle

    After many years of dividing her time between our northern woods and the Southwest, Sharon Auberle has settled full time on the sheltering pines and open waters of Door County.

  • 2 Poems

    Breakfast Hunger

    First, instant adrenaline
    voids the normal
    body issues.
    Clearing the scene
    brings on the hunger.

  • 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.

  • In a Brown Paper Bag

    During the late forties, the Starlight Bowling Alley over on Lincoln Avenue, across from the Biograph Theater and above the A&P, was a thriving business.

  • Lids

    But don’t leave the toilet seat up when you finish, she said. He hesitated on his way to the bathroom, following the pointed direction of her finger to a hallway.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 222

    Coleman Barks, who lives in Georgia, is not only the English language’s foremost translator of the poems of the 13th century poet, Rumi, but he’s also a loving grandfather, and for me that’s even more important. His poems about his granddaughter, Briny, are brim full of joy.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 221

    Sometimes, it’s merely the sound of a child’s voice in a nearby room that makes a parent feel immensely lucky. To celebrate Father’s Day, here’s a joyful poem of fatherhood by Todd Boss, who lives in St.

  • 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.