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 MacLean, The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia
Kao Kalia Yang, The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father (2016)
(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 Ludwig, The 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