Miller programs, author talk and play reading
Door County Reads (DCR), the Door County Library’s annual winter literary festival, will continue this week with events by Indigenous educators, a presentation by the featured author and a play reading.
The book selection for this year’s festival – Braiding Sweetgrass For Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer – focuses on how acknowledging our reciprocal relationship with the earth results in a more complete understanding of our place and purpose.
The Miller Art Museum will host “Storytelling: The Oneida Creation Story” on Jan. 27, 10:30 am. Led by Haudenosaunee artist and storyteller Kaluhyak^le, Stephenie Muscavitch VanEvery, the program will encourage participants to listen, sing and dance along to Oneida creation stories, as well as make a paper turtle to take home.
The Miller Art Museum is located at 107 S 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.
A virtual author talk by Kimmerer will be held at Crossroads at Big Creek Feb. 1, 6-8 pm. The meeting code and password for the Zoom call, as well as a form to submit questions to Kimmerer, is available at doorcountylibrary.org/doorcountyreads.
Crossroads is located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.
A second program by the Miller Art Museum in conjunction with DCR will take place on Feb. 3, 10:30 am.
During the event, Weeya Calif of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama will tell traditional stories adorned in authentic 18th-century dress. An artist and teacher who hails from a long line of oral storytellers, Calif’s tales will teach important lessons, share ways of life and explain how things came to be.
Later in the day on Feb. 3, Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) will perform Ushuaia Blue by Caridad Svich, directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. The play follows Jordan, a marine biologist, and his wife, Sara, a filmmaker, who research the changing climate before an accident thrusts Sara into a disorienting dream world.
There is no admission fee for the reading, but donations are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
TAP is located at 239 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.