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Washington Island 7th Annual Literary Festival: Generational


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The Washington Island Literary Festival is a moveable feast of writing, reading, discussion, and thought about the written word. Writers’ workshops, author panels and presentations, readings and parties are scheduled at various quaint, historic and beautiful venues around the Island.  Participants have a unique opportunity to share time with prominent authors and dedicated readers in the intimate, friendly setting of Washington Island, a half-hour by ferry from the Door County mainland, in September’s color and warmth.


Washington Island Literary Festival Schedule and Event Tickets

Creative Lab-”Listen to This: Storytelling as Art and Tradition”
Thursday, September 19, 2019
This event is open to all Literary Festival attendees and the public
12:00 PM:  BYO brown-bag lunch, casual meet-and-greet
Location: Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Road WI, WI 54246
1:00-3:30 PM:Guided workshop, “Storytelling,” by author Paula Carter,
generating compelling stories from attendees and practicing the
composition and telling of them by attendees.

Workshops - “Dedicated to Craft for Readers, Writers and Creative Expressionists”
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Please note that the Craft Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Memoir Workshops are sold out-
Friday, September 20, 2019
Standard-$75 Islander-$60*
These events are sold separately so you can attend the workshops that interest you!
*This price is for attendees whose primary residence is on Washington Island
10:00 AM-5:00 PM:  Registration Packets available at
Location: Fair Isle Books, 1885 Detroit Harbor Road WI, WI 54246
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM:  “Moving Through Generations,”
Creative Movement Workshop by choreographer Kai Evans
Location: Hotel Washington Yoga Studio, 354 Range Line Road WI, WI 54246
SOLD OUT 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM:  “Family Tree Talk:  Creating Stories from Generational
Passion, Pain and Survival,” a memoir workshop by author Kirsten Wasson
Location: Hotel Washington, 354 Range Line Road WI, WI 54246
SOLD OUT 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM:  Craft Fiction Workshop by author Jane Hamilton
Location: Hotel Washington, 354 Range Line Road WI, WI 54246
SOLD OUT 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM:  Poetry Workshop by author Bao Phi
Location: Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Road WI, WI 54246
SOLD OUT 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM:  Fiction Workshop by author Luis Alberto Urrea
Location: The Red Barn, 1474 S. Shore Drive WI, WI 54246
SOLD OUT 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Memoir Workshop by author Scott Russell Sanders
Location: Fons Boathouse, 1330 Sunrise Drive WI, WI 54246
*7:30 PM:  Dessert Reception; Meet and greet authors   
Location: Historic Farm Museum, 1675 Jackson Harbor Road WI, WI 54246
*8:45 PM:  Open-mic Reading; For participants and authors, 3-5 minutes per
selection.  Bring your own or a favorite author’s work to share.  Tell your
story, generated at the Creative Lab. 
Location: Historic Farm Museum, 1675 Jackson Harbor Road WI, WI 54246
*This event is available to all attendees, with no additional cost

Presentations - Full or Half Day
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Standard Full Day-$145 Islander Full Day-$100*
Standard Full Day (no banquet) - $115* Islander Full Day (no banquet) - $70*
Standard Half Day-$95 Islander Half Day-$60*
*This price is for attendees whose primary residence is on Washington Island
Location: Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Road WI, WI 54246

8:00 AM:  coffee and continental breakfast
9:00-9:15 AM:  Welcome and Announcements
9:15 AM:  Full Author Panel (moderated by Elizabeth Sachs)
10:15 AM:  Author Presentation and Q&A:  Author Scott Russell Sanders
11:15 AM:  Author Presentation and Q&A:  Author Jane Hamilton
12:15 PM:  Backstage Book-signing; Backstage Bookshop open

-Lunch Break-

2:00 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A:  Poet Bao Phi
2:45 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A:  Author Rebecca Makkai
3:30 PM:  Backstage Book-signing; Backstage Bookshop open
4:00 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A:  Author Luis Alberto Urrea
4:45 PM:  Closing Remarks; Friends Acknowledgments and Presentations
5:15 PM:  Backstage book-signing; Backstage Bookshop open

*6:30PM:  Social Half-hour
Location: Historic Island Dairy, 309 Range Line Road WI, WI 54246
*7:00 PM:  Festival Banquet
Location: Historic Island Dairy, 309 Range Line Road WI, WI 54246
*8:00 PM:  Award Presentation and reading by award-winners of the Norbert Blei
Poetry Award and other featured award winners.  Reading by a Featured
Island Author.
Location: Historic Island Dairy, 309 Range Line Road WI, WI 54246

*This event is only available to full day attendees

Brunch and Closing Remarks
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Please note that the Fiction Workshop and Brunch is sold out-
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Workshop - Standard-$75 Islander-$60*
SOLD OUT 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
  Fiction Workshop by author Rebecca Makkai
Location: The Red Barn, 1474 S. Shore Drive, Washington Island, WI 54246
Due to scheduling conflict, those who wish to attend this event will not be able to attend Sunday Brunch

SOLD OUT Brunch - $30
Location: Hotel Washington, 354 Range Line Road WI, WI 54246
9:30 AM:  Coffee and meet-and-greet on the porch
10:00 AM:  Brunch at Hotel Washington
11:00 AM:  Remarks from authors in attendance and Festival guests: 
“What We’re Reading and What We Recommend for the Future”
12:00 PM:  Festival formally ends

*This price is for attendees whose primary residence is on Washington Island

For more information, please visit their website: www.washingtonislandliteraryfestival.org


Please check the Washington Island Ferry Line schedule before purchasing event tickets. There are limited night boats returning to the mainland after events.

Earlier Event: September 14
Chuck Cannon