As part of Write On, Door County’s community outreach programs, writers-in-residence Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn will offer scent-based writing programs for residents at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on January 15 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and Anna’s Place in Sturgeon Bay on January 22 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. These programs may be open to others if space is available. To inquire about participating, please call 920-868-1457.
Last year, writers Catherine Jagoe and Judith Woodburn presented The Scents of Endings, an interactive discussion and reading on the subject of scent and memory, at Scandia Village. Returning for a three-week residency at Write On this January, they will offer a new version of the program, with scent prompts related more directly to the experiences of illness, death, and healing. These include not only smells related to human experience but also more unexpected smells associated with disease in the natural world. The session will provide time for both oral recollection and writing exercises.
Catherine Jagoe is a poet, essayist and translator living in Madison, WI. She was born in Britain and has a PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of Cambridge. Her book Bloodroot won the Settlement House American Poetry Prize, the Council of Wisconsin Writers’ Edna Meudt Award, and an Outstanding Work of Poetry award from the Wisconsin Library Association. She is also the author of three poetry chapbooks.
Judith Woodburn is the author of six non-fiction books for children on the environment, mental health, and other subjects. Her essays and articles have appeared in many journalistic and literary venues for both adults and children, including The New York Times, Wisconsin People and Ideas, Milwaukee Magazine, and Mademoiselle. She was a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Program Literary Fellow and has led writing workshops at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Marquette University, and Woodland Pattern Literary Arts Center.+ GOOGLE CALENDAR+ ICAL EXPORT