Two Authors, Engaging Activities for Door County Reads 2019

After you pick up your copy of one — or both — of the 2019 Door County Reads selections, the next step is filling your calendar will stimulating events to attend. The two selections are The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan, and Wintering by Peter Geye. Books are now available at Door County libraries while supplies last.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes has appeared on the Bestseller List from the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association sporadically throughout 2018, and Egan will lead a luncheon discussion during the 2019 Celebrate Water Summit in June. Geye was the fiction judge for the 2018 Hal Prize contest.

Author Peter Geye. Photo by Michael Lionstar.

Door County Reads events will be held Feb. 2-16. Book discussions, special gallery exhibits and gallery walks, writing workshops, and play readings are scheduled throughout the two weeks. The kick-off celebration is Feb. 3, 12 pm, at Birch Creek Music Performing Center. There will be music, food and a keynote address by Anne Moser, senior special librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin Water Library.

The authors will both give talks: Dan Egan will speak Feb. 9, 2-4 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium; and Peter Geye will speak Feb. 10, 2-4 pm, at the Kress Pavilion. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

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