On Saturday, February 5th, 2022, at 2pm, featured author Michael Perry will discuss his career as a writer and life in the Midwest at the Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek, WI. His talk will also be available via Facebook Live and Zoom. Find out more at DoorCountyReads.org.
Michael Perry is an accidental New York Times bestselling author, humorist, and playwright from New Auburn, Wisconsin. He also produces the popular audio newsletter “Michael Perry’s Voice Mail.”
To read more about the event and an interview with Michael, click here.
All events are listed below and free and open to the public.
Door County Reads 2022 Events
Free and open to the public, Door County Reads events are sponsored by the Door County Library Foundation. The Friends of Door County Libraries provide the books, and participants may choose one title for free from the library while supplies last. Events are subject to change, so confirm the most up-to-date information on DoorCountyReads.org.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022
Movie and Discussion
2 pm, Sturgeon Bay Library, Jane Greene Room, 107 S. 4th Ave.
Watch Where I Come From, and engage in a discussion afterward, facilitated by Laura Kayacan.
Sunday, Jan. 30
1 pm, virtual event
Join a retrospective of Door County Reads’ 15 years. Hear from those who brought this festival to life in the county, including video cameos from the Wisconsin author community. The kickoff will be held live on Facebook, or watch it via Zoom. Find details at DoorCountyReads.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
Movie and Discussion
4 pm, Egg Harbor Library, Great Hall, 7845 Church St.
Watch How Ya Doin’, and enjoy a discussion afterward facilitated by Jeanine Brennan.
Wednesday, Feb. 2
Thursday, Feb. 3
5:30 pm, virtual event
Joe Salmons, the Lester W.J. “Smoky” Seifert Professor of Language Sciences at UW-Madison, will explore the kinds of English spoken in our state, including pronunciation, words and word forms, and grammar. Find more details at DoorCountyReads.org.
Friday, Feb. 4
7 pm, Third Avenue PlayWorks, 239 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay
Performed by Third Avenue PlayWorks.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Firefighter Panel and Tour
11 am, Gibraltar Fire Station, 3496 Cty F in Fish Creek
Panelists will include volunteer firefighters from across the county, and David Siegel – author of Forces of Change: Events That Led to the Development of the Green Bay Fire Department – will moderate. The event will also be held on Facebook Live and via Zoom. Learn more at DoorCountyReads.org.
Live Keynote with Author Michael Perry
2 pm, Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek
Featured author Michael Perry will discuss his career as a writer and life in the Midwest. His talk will also be available via Facebook Live and Zoom. Find out more at DoorCountyReads.org.
Sunday, Feb. 6
Virtual Sconnie Trivia
11 am, virtual event
Steven Rice of the Door County Historical Museum and Archives will facilitate this event, which features questions about Wisconsin language, culture, locations and history. Find the Zoom details at DoorCountyReads.org.
Griffon String Quartet
1 pm, Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St.
Enjoy a live performance by Midsummer’s Music’s resident quartet.
3-4:30 pm, ARTicipation Studio and Gallery, 10 E. Oak St. in Sturgeon Bay
Blues singer/songwriter Cathy Grier will lead the workshop.
Monday, Feb. 7
7 pm, Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane in Baileys Harbor
Performed by Peninsula Players Theatre.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Wisconsin Writes Panel
7 pm, virtual event
Join Kimberly Blaeser, Christina Clancy, Andrew Graff, John Hildebrand and Patricia Skalka as they discuss how being an author in Wisconsin influences their careers and work. Rebecca Meacham will moderate the discussion. Find Zoom details at DoorCountyReads.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Coffee and Conversation
10 am, Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Road in Juddville
Join author Kathleen Ernst in conversation about being a writer, the writing process and more.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
7 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay
Details to come.
Thursday, Feb. 10
Supporting Wisconsin Writers Panel
7 pm, virtual event
Learn about statewide and regional organizations dedicated to helping Wisconsin’s writers.
Friday, Feb. 11
Monday, Feb. 14