June 3, 1 - 2 pm - Jane Schmidt and her dog Finn will greet customers and sign the beautiful children's photo books Finnegan's Superior Adventure, and Finnegan's Springtime Guide.
June 23, 1 - 3pm - Scott Spoolman signs copies of his new book Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History .
June 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Door Co. author Jill Harding signs The Sign Fairy & Dragonfly Magic.
June 30, 1- 3 pm - Island Author Robert Mazibuko signs his new book Advancing Towards an Understanding.
July 7, 1 - 3 pm - Door Co. author Sue Jarosh signs Baileys Harbor Range LIght Rascal.
July 12, 1:30-3:30 pm - Author and Chicago WGN radio host Dave Hoekstra signs his latest book, The Camper Book and his first book, The Supper Club Book.
July 28, 4:30-5:30 pm - Prof Libby Sachs leads a discussion of American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell (with refreshments).
July 21, 1:30-3:30 pm - Cynthia Swanson signs her new mystery The Glass Forest (starred reviews in publishers weekly & library journal).
2018 Washington Island Literary Festival: Words on Water
September 13 - 16.
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon a River
Jeff Goodell, The Water Will Come
Marion Boyer, The Clock of the Long Now
Kirk Landers, Alone on the Shield
Jean Pendziwol, The Lightkeeper's Daughters
Richard Purinton, Words on Water 2017
Douglas Wood, Deep Woods, Wild Water
Bonnie Jo Campbell-fiction
Lane Hall-epistolary form
Jean Pendziwol - historical fiction
Douglas Wood - memoir
Note: The Thursday Creative Workshop with Lane Hall is offered free of charge this year. A freewill donation is welcome.
Previous Event Authors:
(Signed copies available while they last)
J.F. Riordan, Robert's Rules
Patricia Skalka, Death Rides The Ferry
Smiley & Paper, the Farm Museum Goats written by Island folks Meghan & Karen Yancey & illustrated by islander Patti Cauldwell - all proceeds benefit the farm museum.
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
Carol Davis and Jan Rasmussen, DeeCee the Door County Freighter
Tom DavisThe Weirding Storm, A Dragon Epic
Brandon Graham, Good For Nothing
Anne Heyse, Good Morning, Door County
Sue Jarosh, Lighthouse Mouse
Cynthia Kraack, The High Cost of Flowers
Peter Geye, Wintering
Marilyn Ludwig, It's Perfectly Safe: The Rulison Matter, The Geese that Won the War
Katie McIntyre, How Frederick Found his Light
James Neff, Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa
Nicholas Petrie, Burning Bright
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
Sara Stonich, These Granite Islands
Liza Weimer, Hello?
Past Washington Island Literary Festival authors:
Sharon Auberle, Door Co. Poet Laureate, Crow Ink
Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin's Poet Laureate 2015-2016
Alice D'Alessio, The Blessing of Trees
Rachel DeWoskin, Blind
Dan Egan, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Lin Enger, The High Divide
Kathleen Ernst, Death on the Prairie
Brian Freeman, Goodbye to the Dead
Peter Geye, The Lighthouse Road
Amy Hassinger, After the Dam
John Hildebrand, The Heart of Things
Don Kilpea, So You Want to Own an Oil Tanker
Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House
David Stuart MacLean, The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia
Michael McCarthy, Ashes Under Water
Kevin Miyazaki, Perimiter
Anne-Marie Oomen, Love, Sex, and 4-H
Nick Petrie, The Drifter
Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of Ice
Patricia Skalka, Death in Cold Water
Danielle Sosin, The Long-Shining Water
Kao Kalia Yang, The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father