Upcoming Events:

2017 Washington Island Literary Festival: Exploring Frontiers, Real and Imagined
September 22 - 24.

Authors & books:

Sharon Auberle, Door Co. Poet Laureate, Crow Ink

Rachel DeWoskin, Blind (2016)
Dan Egan, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (March 2017)
Amy Hassinger, After the Dam (2016)

Karla Huston, WI Poet Laureate, Grief Bone

David Stuart MacLeanThe Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia 
Kao Kalia YangThe Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father (2016)

Previous Event Authors:

(Signed copies available while they last)


Smiley & Paper, the Farm Museum Goats written by Island folks Meghan & Karen Yancey & illustrated by islander Patti Cauldwell - all proceeds benefit the farm museum.

Tom Davis, The Weirding Storm, A Dragon Epic

Brandon Graham, Good For Nothing
Sue Jarosh, Lighthouse Mouse 
Marilyn LudwigThe Geese that Won the War
Sue Jarosh, Lighthouse Mouse

Carol Davis and Jan Rasmussen, DeeCee the Door County Freighter
Nicholas Petrie, Burning Bright

Sara Stonich, These Granite Islands


Jim Anderson, Memories of the American Girl; Stories about the Anderson Family Freighting Business

Fritz Damler, Thelma & the Whore of Babylon

Carol Davis, A Door County Night Before Christmas

Anne Heyse, Good Morning, Door County

Cynthia Kraack, The High Cost of Flowers

Peter Geye, ​Wintering

Marilyn Ludwig, It's Perfectly Safe: The Rulison Matter

Katie McIntyre, How Frederick Found his Light​

James Neff, Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa
J. F. Riordan, North of the Tension Line and ​The Audacity of Goats

Lucy Sanna, The Cherry Harvest
Patricia Skalka, Death in Gills Rock

Faith Sullivan, ​Good Night Mr. Wodehouse
Liza Weimer, Hello?

Past Washington Island Literary Festival authors:

Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin's Poet Laureate 2015-2016

Alice D'Alessio, The Blessing of Trees

Lin Enger, The High Divide

Kathleen Ernst, Death on the Prairie​

Brian Freeman, Goodbye to the Dead​

Peter Geye, The Lighthouse Road

John Hildebrand, The Heart of Things

Don Kilpea, So You Want to Own an Oil Tanker

Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House

Anne-Marie Oomen, Love, Sex, and 4-H

Michael McCarthy, Ashes Under Water

Kevin Miyazaki, Perimiter

Nick Petrie, ​The Drifter

Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of Ice 

Patricia Skalka, ​Death in Cold Water

Danielle Sosin, The Long-Shining Water


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