Write On Offers Free Workshops to Inspire a Love of Writing

Write On, Door County presents a variety of special offerings to inspire people of all ages to discover — and fall in love with — writing. Sessions include a program on writing about food traditions and a one-day mini-conference on writing about the natural world.

On Feb. 8, Kathleen Ernst will lead “Food Traditions: Remembering and Writing” from 1 to 4 pm at Write On. A best-selling author, Ernst writes mysteries and historical fiction. Participants may take a few recipes, photographs or other food-related mementos for inspiration.

On Feb. 11, Write On will offer three separate workshops on writing about the natural world. Participants can take a class in fiction, poetry, nonfiction or all three. All programs will take place at Crossroads at Big Creek, and some outdoor activities will be included, weather permitting.

Peter Geye, the author of one of this year’s Door County Reads selections, will lead the fiction workshop, exploring how landscape is used in fiction. Door County Poet Laureate Sharon Auberle will lead a class that will encourage participants to look at nature with simple delight and awe.

In the afternoon, writer-in-residence Amber Stoner will lead “Writing Nature Nearby.” The session will consist of an hour-long hike noting observations about the natural world, then returning to the classroom to turn those observations into the beginnings of stories, essays or poems.The programs are presented free, but goodwill donations are encouraged.

Registration is required. Call 920.868.1457 or email [email protected] to sign up. Learn more at

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