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Saturday Sept. 14, 1 - 3 pm : Door County Author Tom Davis historical fiction book release event for The Unsettled Homeland of Dreams, about Washington Island's African American colony at West Harbor

2019 Washington Island Literary Festival

Generational: How we build, grow and change.
September 19 - 22.

Presenting Authors:

Jane Hamilton, The Excellent Lombards
Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers
Bao Phi, Thousand Star Hotel
Dave Ranney, Living and Dying on the Factory Floor
Scott Russell Sanders, Earth Works
Luis Alberto Urrea, House of Broken Angels
Paula Carter, No Relation

Previous Event Authors:

(Signed copies available while they last)


Don Baker, Old Men Can Learn Too

Anne Emerson, Doodle Love
Kathleen Ernst, The Lacemaker's Secret.

J.F. Riordan, Reflections on a Life in Exile
​Patricia Skalka, Death by the Bay


M.C. Collins, Out the Door

Jill Harding, The Sign Ferry, Dragonfly Magic

Dave Hoekstra, The Camper BookThe Supper Club Book

Sue Jarosh, Baileys Harbor Range Light Rascal

Robert Mazibuko, Advancing Towards an Understanding

Miranda & Baptiste Paul, One Plastic Bag and ​Whose Hands are These.

J.F. Riordan, Robert's Rules

Jane Schmidt, Finnegan's Superior Adventure, Finnegan's Springtime Guide

Patricia Skalka, Death Rides The Ferry

Scott Spoolman, Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History
Cynthia Swanson, The Glass Forest


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

Patti Cauldwell & Karen Yancey, Smiley & Paper, the Farm Museum Goats

Fritz Damler, Thelma & the Whore of Babylon

Carol Davis, A Door County Night Before Christmas

Carol Davis and Jan RasmussenDeeCee 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

Marion Boyer, The Clock of the Long Now

Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon a River

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
Jeff Goodell, The Water Will Come

Amy Hassinger, After the Dam

John Hildebrand, The Heart of Things

Don Kilpea, So You Want to Own an Oil Tanker
Kirk Landers, Alone on the Shield

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
Jean Pendziwol, The Lightkeeper's Daughters

Nick Petrie, ​The Drifter
Richard Purinton, Words on Water 2017

Hampton Sides, In the Kingdom of Ice 

Patricia Skalka, ​Death in Cold Water

Danielle Sosin, The Long-Shining Water

Douglas Wood, Deep Woods, Wild Water

Kao Kalia Yang, The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Fathe

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