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Upcoming Events:

Saturday July 29, 1-3: Carol Davis and Jan Rasmussen sign their new children't picture book, DeeCee the Door County Freighter where the little freighter save the day for Washington Island. Location: Fair Isle Books shop.
Saturday July 29 A Literary Luncheon with Libby Sachs. Our summer island prof, of English returns again, this year with a discussion of Emily Dickinson poetry just in time for the Belle of Amherst play by the Island Players. Location: The Red Cup

August 5, ​2-4:  Lit Fest & Island favorite Nicholas Petrie will sign copies of his latest bestselling mystery, Burning Bright.
August 12, 2-4: Trunkshow with Erika of Sandpiper Imports who will present beautiful fair trade silver jewelry from Bali.
Sept Date TBA: Author Sara Stonich will sign & share her numerous novels, including The Granite Islands. Presented with Write On Door County.
Sept 9  & 10: 3rd Annual World Chocolate Day Celebration: sample fair trade chocolates from around the world, including organic chocolates.

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


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