Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
WRITING THE SONG LYRIC with Katie Dahl (DCA)
It has been said that in order to write a good song lyric, you set out to write a poem and then lower your standards. But the song lyric is a genre unto itself, requiring different skills and different points of emphasis than a poem does. What constitutes a good lyric? We’ll take a look at a couple of particularly masterful examples. Then, using pre-written rhythms and melodies, we will write our own lyrics. No musical expertise required.
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
WRITING POETRY FOR CHILDREN with Miranda Paul (DCA)
Explore, experiment, and engage your brain as you create poems and stories for children. Curiosity and wonder are encouraged—there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions or share your experiences. The presentation portion will also touch upon markets, age categories, genres and formats common within the children’s publishing industry. Participants should bring two printed copies of a poem or picture book text for workshopping.
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
A POETIC CONVERSATION with June Nirschl and Judy Roy (DCA)
The art of conversation has shrunk in recent years, technology and incensed exchanges having replaced the civility and beauty of language. Poetry is a way to begin to restore that gift and to enliven our human dialogue. This workshop will explore poetry as a conversation between two or more writers. Such conversation might take the form of thoughts on a given topic, questions and answers, or call and response (as in the musical tradition). We will examine the work of contemporary poets engaging in conversation and participants will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative writing.
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Write On, Door County is proud to present critically-acclaimed and internationally renowned poet Naomi Shihab Nye in a special appearance. Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events, people, and objects, Nye has said that, for her, “the primary source of poetry has always been local life, random characters met on the streets, our own ancestry sifting down to us through small essential daily tasks.”
Naomi Shihab Nye grew up in Ferguson, Mo., Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, where she continues to live. She has been a visiting writer in hundreds of schools and communities all over the world for 42 years, and has written or edited around 35 books including collections of poetry, novels for teens, picture books, essays, very short fictional stories, anthologies of poetry, etc. Some of her books, such as Sitti’s Secrets, Habibi, This Same Sky, and The Tree is Older than You Are: Poems & Paintings from Mexico (bilingual) have been in print more than 20 years.
As a children’s writer, Nye is acclaimed for her sensitivity and cultural awareness. Nye sees her writing for children as part of her larger goals as a writer. As Nye explained to a Children’s Literature Review contributor, “to counteract negative images conveyed by blazing headlines, writers must steadily transmit simple stories closer to heart and more common to everyday life. Then we will be doing our job.”
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
“Around the Corner with John McGivern: Ephraim and Fish Creek”
Free Premiere! Wisconsin Public Television and Door Community Auditorium invite Door County to attend a free community premiere screening of the hit public television show “Around the Corner with John McGivern: Ephraim and Fish Creek.” Come see Ephraim and Fish Creek’s people, places and events on the big screen. Now in its sixth season, “Around the Corner with John McGivern” explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin’s unique communities.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Professional theater troupe Mad River Theater Works, based in rural Ohio, creates evocative original musical plays with a rich sense of place. The troupe’s productions, many of which are based on American history and folklore, have earned a reputation as authentic presentations that reflect upon the rich diversity of our common heritage. At DCA, the company will present the captivating story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American major-league baseball player.
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