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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 Bookshop at Christkindlmarkt

    Among the local vendors participating in Sister Bay’s upcoming Christkindlmarkt will be The Bookshop, which area authors will create from a 122-year-old mechanics shed as a place to showcase their work. Don’t miss this quaint, inviting bookshop – a little corner of the past – or the chance to take home pieces of literature by some of […]

  • Mazibuko Releases Book on Bahá’í Faith

    Author Robert Mazibuko of Washington Island has released a new book, Memories of Africa: Events Experienced in Southern Africa, about teaching the Bahá’í faith in Southern Africa in the mid-1980s and the determination of the early believers to teach and live according to their ideals. Mazibuko chronicles those times and shares memories that are etched […]

  • Geiger Shares Farming Tales

    The Door County Historical Society will welcome author Corey Geiger to discuss his book On a Wisconsin Family Farm: Historic Tales of Character, Community and Culture during its annual meeting Nov. 28. Geiger, an international agricultural journalist, blends his rural roots and lively storytelling talents to record tales about six generations of characters who built […]

  • Lopez Releases Book of Meditations

    Local writer Joseph M. Lopez has released Paper Tiger Sounds: Weekly Meditations & Exercises, a book of meditations and practical exercises to accompany readers along a paced journey through grief and fear (“tigers”), help them get reacquainted with themselves, and encourage them to walk toward their joy in small steps. Paper Tiger Sounds asks readers […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Karen Wilson

    Karen Wilson is a lifelong Wisconsinite who grew up in Sheboygan and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Reading and writing have always been a major focus, and in 2003, she began writing poems seriously, engaging with the lively poets’ community in the county and submitting poetry for publication. Wilson is an original member of […]

  • Find the Writer Within

    UntitledTown is hosting a virtual workshop with Joanne Nelson on Nov. 15, 6 pm. Nelson’s poem “Shadow Selves” earned an honorable mention in the 2020 Hal Prize. This class, appropriate for beginner and experienced writers, offers participants proven techniques to enhance creativity, opportunities to gain new insights about the writing process, and time to write […]

  • DuCharme Signs Books at Maritime Museum

    Join award-winning local author Judy DuCharme for a book signing Nov. 12, 10 am – 12 pm, at the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. DuCharme writes children’s, young-adult, sports, historical and suspense books. Children’s author Pamela Cameron will also be in attendance.

  • Kane Releases New Fantasy Book

    Writer and teacher Carolyn Kane has released her latest book, The Piper in the Woods, a fantasy novel set in a rural area near Jacksonport.  This novel deals with the adventures and misadventures of Kevin Blake, a boy who grows up near a woodland where strange things happen: a snowball fight, for example, during which […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Farmhouse’ by Sophie Blackall

    Recommended by BETH LOKKEN, Youth Services Librarian, Door County Library If you’re looking for a beautifully illustrated, thoughtful picture book, you can’t go wrong with anything by Sophie Blackall, who has twice earned the Caldecott Medal, which is bestowed on the best picture book of the year.  Her latest book is Farmhouse: the tale of […]

  • Building a Story with Jill Stukenberg

    Plot informs the themes in Stukenberg’s debut novel Jill Stukenberg wasn’t aware of the term “eco-fiction” when she started writing her novel, News of the Air. Finding that term, however, helped to shape the way she thought about her work and the insights readers can gain from it. Her novel follows Allie, who is heavily […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?’ by Caitlin Doughty, with illustrations by Dianné Ruz

    Recommended by GRACE JOHNSON, Pulse Staffer and Bibliophile The fall – the spooky season – is my favorite time of the year to sit down and read. Although my instinct is to recommend one of my spooky reads from this year or last, I’ve found that one of my favorite books so far this season has been […]

  • Books Explore Baby Boom Era

    R.M. Goga has released Our Week Remembered: How We Played in ’61, a prequel to his 2014 book, And the Band Played Nam, a coming-of-age story about four teen girls from Wisconsin who toured Vietnam with their band in 1969. Our Week Remembered is a novel comprising the recollections of four youngsters’ aspirations, dreams and […]

  • Crime and Passion in Clarizio’s Latest Book

    Door County author and USA Today bestselling author Valerie J. Clarizio has released A Fraudulent Encounter, the third book in her Crime and Passion Stalk City Hall series. After a drug investigation turned deadly and Daxon Mertz witnessed the murder of his wife and unborn child, he left his big-city job to become the police […]

  • Orlock Releases New Book of Poetry

    Four Windows Press of Sturgeon Bay has released Toes, Toads, Turtles, Tulips: A Miscellany of Verse: the latest book of poetry by Mike Orlock, Door County’s current poet laureate. Former Door County poet laureate Sharon Auberle said the new volume is “both a trip and a treat.” This collection of poems explores bizarre contradictions in […]

  • Local Authors’ Book Becomes Award-winning Special

    As of Oct. 25, local author Joseph Tachovsky was on a road trip to visit the graves of some of the men with whom his father, Frank Tachovsky, served with during WWII – a platoon known as the 40 Thieves.  But just a few weeks prior, Tachovsky was in Minnesota accepting a 2022 Upper Midwest […]

  • Stop and Smell the Pipe Tobacco with Author Jude Stewart

    After penning 167 pages about color and 160 more about patterns, Jude Stewart was sick of writing about things she could see. So in her latest book, she switched to a different sense: smell. “Sometimes we’re aware of smell, but not often enough, and sometimes it is acting on us in ways that we’re not […]

  • Book Promotes Creativity

    During a recent talk and book signing at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, Karen Kinney shared her new work, Doorways to Transformation: Everyday Wisdom for the Creative Soul.  Interspersing insights gleaned from living cross-culturally in Mexico, and drawing wisdom from everyday life, Kinney offers ways of thinking and being that help readers to nurture their inner potential […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Tender Is the Flesh’ by Agustina Bazterrica

    Recommended by MARY SAWYER, Ephraim Library Branch Manager Spooky season is upon us, and here at the library, people are asking for creepy reading recommendations. Some patrons want a Goosebumps scare that won’t keep them up at night; some want a vintage, Stephen King–style epic to get the blood pressure racing; and some scoff when […]

  • Miriam Erickson Will Enter Library Hall of Fame

    Longtime Gibraltar School librarian Miriam Erickson will soon add another honor to the long list of accolades she’s earned in a lifetime leading innovation in education.  The Wisconsin Heritage Center has chosen Erickson as the 2022 inductee into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame – an honor bestowed upon those who have made exceptional contributions to […]

  • Books and Booyah at the BHC

    Jerry Parins, former director of corporate security for the Green Bay Packers, will visit the Belgian Heritage Center (BHC) on Oct. 29 to talk about his book, Bodyguard to the Packers, and his fight against cancer. Parins’ talk will start at 10:30 am. Books with his autograph will be available for a minimum $10 donation, […]