“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks” —Plutarch
Juddville, Wis. (April 7, 2023) – Of all the quotes about poetry, Plutarch’s seemed the most appropriate as we explore the many ways poetry intersects with other art forms this month.
This month, Write On, Door County is excited to present their first-ever reading for Art/Speaks. Held at various art galleries and museums throughout the county, this free creative lab encourages people to write in response to a piece of visual art. Everyone who has taken part in this program – whether years ago or just the day before – is invited to share their work. The reading is Saturday, April 15 at 1 pm.
In collaboration with Door Shakespeare, wWODC is sponsoring a sonnet contest for their production of “As You Like It.” All sonnets will be incorporated into the set design, the poems themselves becoming visual art. They will offer two free sonnet writing workshops: Saturday, April 15, 11 am at Write On, and Saturday, April 22, 1 pm, at Sturgeon Bay Library. Read the full details below.
April brings the opportunity to hear wonderful poets here at the center. On Tuesday, April 18, 10 am, poet and translator AKaiser will join WODC for a coffee and conversation about her own poetic practice and her translations of the Catalan poet Anna Gaul. Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland returns to Write On Thursday, April 20, to read from his new collection Into the Good World Again. At the end the month they will have wonderful collaboration with In-Na-Po (Indigenous Native Poets), which will include readings at the UU Fellowship in Ephraim.
Thanks to the generosity of members and donors, WODC is able to provide all of these programs free. If you are not currently a member, consider joining their family of readers and writers. If you are a member, consider making a donation in honor of National Poetry Month.
Find Yourself In One of These Upcoming Workshops
Radical Revision with Christina Clancy
Monday, April 10, noon – 3 pm IN PERSON
Become better at self-editing and revising your work.
Writing the Humorous Essay with Jeremy Owens
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pm ONLINE
Turn up the humor in your writing!
One Book’s Journey with Joanne Nelson
Wednesday, April 26, noon – 1 pm ONLINE
An inside look at the publishing world
Writing the Short Poem with Donna Hilbert
Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, and 25, 6 – 8 pm IN PERSON
A 4-week generative class writing poems of 14 lines or less
Life by Water: On Mindfulness and Poetic Form with Lauren Carlson
Saturday, May 6, 1 – 2:30 pm IN PERSON
A free intergenerational program on poetry of place; all ages welcome