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

  • The Pulse Announces Photography Judges

    The Pulse is thrilled to announce that the photography portion of the 2010 Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé and Photography Jubilee will be judged by a panel of Door County photographers, including Dan Eggert, Dan Anderson, and Kelly Avenson.

  • A Review

     For so many of us, our most indelible memories are those we have of our childhood homes and neighborhoods.

  • Call for Submissions Inspired by “On the Road”

    Verse Wisconsin is accepting poetry, visual poetry, and/or video poetry inspired by Jack Kerouac’s famous work, On the Road. The deadline for entries is August 1; selected pieces will appear in the online issue in October.

  • Simmons Book Reviewed

    “The Story of Jules Verne, A Watch Pocket Dog” by area artist Wayne Simmons was recently reviewed by The Midwest Book Review. The review appears in mulitiple places, including the May 2010 library newsletter, “Wisconsin Bookwatch,” as well as the May 2010 online “Internet Bookwatch.

  • Knock Magazine of Door County Taking Last Submissions Second Annual Reading and Gallery Show announced

    Knock Magazine of Door County, an art and literary journal, is taking submissions for publication for its eighth issue. Founded by Nik Garvoille in 2007, the magazine strives to bring new artists and writers to the Door County cultural landscape.

  • Pulse Announces Judges for Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé and Photography Jubilee

    The Pulse is excited to announce the writing judges for the Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé and Photography Jubilee. Alex Kuo will judge the fiction and nonfiction submissions, and Marilyn Taylor will judge the poetry submissions.

  • Baileys Harbor Poet Featured at Dickinson Series

    Nancy Rafal will present her poetry Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm at the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series in Ephraim. Rafal wrote her first poem in grade school and after moving to Door County more than a dozen years ago, continues to take up the pen.

  • Chard

    Beet top / with no beet

  • Authors Invited to Write Poems and Stories Based Upon Paintings

    The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace and artist Tim Nyberg invite all authors to participate in “Story Starters,” an exhibit that will feature 11 of Nyberg’s paintings along with the stories or poems written in response to each.

  • Newport State Park to Establish Poetry Trail

    A new feature at Newport State Park in Ellison Bay this summer will be a Poetry Trail. The trail is a collaborative effort between Newport State Park, the Newport Wilderness Society, and three poet groups.

  • Cupola House Holds Jensen Book Signing and Reading

    Author Trygvie Jensen will be holding a book signing and story telling session for his recently published book, Through Waves and Gales Come Fishermen’s Tales.

  • Grandpa

    It’s been 32 years since I’ve lived on my family’s dairy farm. I drove past my old home last week; I pulled the car over and parked in the gravel on the shoulder of the road to get a better look.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 269

    It is enough for me as a reader that a poem take from life a single moment and hold it up for me to look at. There need not be anything sensational or unusual or peculiar about that moment, but somehow, by directing my attention to it, our attention to it, the poet bathes it in the light of the remarkable.

  • Dethlefsen to Read Poetry at Novel Ideas

    Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor presents an afternoon of poetry and a book signing with Wisconsin poet Bruce Dethlefsen on Saturday, May 15 at 2 pm.

  • FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sally Slattery

    [Editor’s Note: In 2007, Sally Slattery won first prize in the prose category of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Exposé for the following short story.

  • My Life Inside The Bureau

    I was let go recently from the Bureau. After giving my all to this federal institution I am disheartened. To process my curtailed career I thought it best to write about it.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 268

    If writers are both skilled and lucky, they may write something that will carry their words into the future, past the hour of their own deaths. I’d guess all writers hope for this, and the following poem by Peter Cooley, who lives in New Orleans and teaches creative writing at Tulane, beautifully expresses his hope, and theirs.

  • Outhouses

    Behind every rural school sat two small structures, one for girls, one for boys. Two-holers were common, a regular size beside a smaller version, set atop a deep hole. Woe to anyone who lost something…   A Halloween prank by the local young men was to tip the outhouses over, or better yet hoist one […]

  • Sleuthing in Baileys Harbor

    Camera in hand, we stalked Orphan Annie’s B & B in search of Baileys Harbor Elementary School. An elusive subject, the original building’s existence warranted both our caution and skepticism.   Disguises may have commercial value for a quaint but elegant lady in mid-twentieth century dress. A fine oak door adorned by polished brass. Coach […]

  • Schools

    The white frame school house with its bell, the two-holer out behind, looks little changed from early years. Surrounded by peaceful fields, it must have been a comfortable sort of school, where generations of neighbors recited their lessons, did their sums and vied for roles in the Christmas pageant. Mine was a city school, a […]