Sonnet-Writing Contest

Write On, Door County is partnering with Door Shakespeare to host a sonnet-writing contest in anticipation of Door Shakespeare’s production of As You Like It this summer. In the play, the character Orlando pins verses declaring his love for Rosalind on trees in the Arden Forest. Sonnets submitted to the contest will be incorporated into the set design of the show.

The contest, open through May 13, accepts entries from middle school students, high school students and adults. Winners’ poetry for each age group will be published in the Door Shakespeare play program that’s handed out to audience members throughout the summer. In addition, winners will receive two complimentary tickets to both shows in Door Shakespeare’s 2023 summer season, and student winners will receive complimentary registration to Door Shakespeare’s youth theater program, Camp Will.

To help writers prepare their entry, Write On is offering free workshops on writing the sonnet – open to all ages – on April 15, 11 am, at Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Road in Juddville; and April 22, 1 pm, in the Jane Green Room of the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave. Registration is required for the workshops.

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