Juddville, Wis. (September 5, 2023) – Write On, Door County offers several new online programs this fall for writers at all levels. One-time workshops as well as on-going classes are scheduled in a variety of genres.
More Grammar for Writers, led by Tara DaPra, is a two-part series that will not only review some of those long-forgotten rules of grammar, but will explore how choices of syntax and diction define a writer’s voice. The class meets Saturdays, September 9 and 16, 11 am – noon. DaPra is Associate Professor of English and Writing Foundations at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Award-winning author Anika Fajardo offers Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor in Memoir on Tuesday, September 12, 6 – 8 pm. Dig deeper into your own experiences to find those kernels of truth that make a story universal. Fajardo is the author of the memoir Magical Realism for Non-Believers as well as several books for young readers.
Two four-week online classes begin in October: Writing the Humorous Personal Essay with Jeremy Owens will meet Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm, starting October 4. Led by Robin Sauerwein, The Art of Brevity will explore flash fiction and memoir, prose poems, and other very short forms. The class begins Tuesday, October 24, 6 – 8 pm.
For those wanting to discover more about the business side of being a writer, mystery and romance novelist Valerie Clarizio offers sessions on financial record keeping and developing a business plan for your writing career.
Write On’s Founding and Artistic Director Jerod Santek said he hopes these online opportunities will make it easier for people to take part, wherever they may live.
“Past online programs have attracted participants from all over the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, and Australia.” He notes that online programs also make it easier for local residents to participate. “Many people are nervous about driving after dark, especially about hitting deer. An online option relieves one more barrier to participation.”
Santek recognizes that another barrier to participation can be financial. A limited number of scholarships are available for these offerings. For more information about these and other programs, visit www.writeondoorcounty.org.
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.