Wanted: Stories, Poetry, Fiction

Write On, Door County offers free writing workshops for people experiencing illness, either their own or that of a loved one. The five-session workshop still has sessions on May 13, 27 and June 10. All sessions will be held at Hope United Church of Christ at 141 S. 12th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

Heidi Hodges – Door County journalist, editor, and photographer – will conduct the workshop, which will address outlets such as blogs and personal essays. By sharing professional knowledge and personal experience, explaining both how writing helped her through illness and how it can help others, she will address the value of documenting treatment, and explore writing though illness as a means to emotional well-being.

Writers of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the Writing through Illness workshop. To register, call 920.868.1457.

Also, Write On is partnering with several organizations on writing contests:

• Leadership Door County Class of 2014 seeks poetry and short short stories (200 words max) for the anthology, What’s Behind the Door? Submit one poem or story by May 10 to [email protected].

• Door Shakespeare wants true stories on the theme of “Lost and Found” for a live storytelling event on June 15. Stories should be no more than 1,500 words, written in first person, and appropriate for audiences of all ages. Send stories by May 16th to [email protected].

• The Hal Prize, presented in partnership with The Peninsula Pulse, offers publication, cash awards, and more to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Deadline is June 27. Visit for full details.