Series Returns After Summer Break at Write On, Door County
Juddville, Wis. (August 28, 2023) – Local Authors Discuss, a monthly program featuring members of the Door County Published Author Collective, returns from its summer hiatus with a discussion of writing and publishing poetry. Poets Annette Langlois Grunseth, Ann Heyse, and Barbara Loeb will read briefly from their work and talk about how they prepared their manuscripts for publication. Bring your questions about the submission process, finding a publisher, getting endorsements, and more as the poets share their secrets and tips for success. The event is free and open to all ages.
Annette Langlois Grunseth retired from a healthcare public relations/marketing career, received the 2022 Hal Gruetzmacher Prize for Poetry for “Cicadas Can Reach 100 Decibels.” She earned a 2022 Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America for her book Combat and Campus: Writing Through War and a Pushcart Prize nomination for her poetry book Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition. Her poems have appeared in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Bramble, The Poeming Pigeon, and two Door County anthologies: Soundings: Door County in Poetry and Halfway to the North Pole. The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and the Wisconsin Academy have recognized her work. Learn more at www.annettegrunseth.com
Ann Heyse, a retired English teacher, lives in Baileys Harbor where she is never far from the changing colors of Lake Michigan. She is adept at a variety of literary genres in addition to poetry: she is best known in Door County as the author of best-selling Good Morning, Door County, and Good Night, Door County, two rhyming picture books for children. She has also recently completed her debut novel The Light is Ours, a novel of historical fiction set in Door County in 1871-72. Her book of poetry Drink In Sweet Rain (Sand Beach Press, 2020) offers a strong thread of hope through poems which are often nature-inspired.
During the pandemic, Dr. Barbara Loeb, physician and healthcare consultant, wrote her poetry book How to Save a Life: Healing Power of Poetry sharing her own healing journey and her late mother’s artwork. Her second book Reflections of Medicine and Humanity for which she was the co-editor and a contributor, is a collection of the writings and artwork of 31 volunteers and physicians in the same career phase, reflecting on their lives both inside and outside of medicine.
Write On, Door County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Write On conducts programs to inspire people to write and share their stories at various venues throughout Door County.