Local Door County writers will gather to read passages from their own works interspersed with those of Willa Cather, author of this year’s Big Read selection, My Antonia on Thursday, February 4 in Sister Bay.
From the Door Peninsula to the Nebraska Plains: Passages that Honor our Sense of Place is sponsored by the Door County Land Trust and take place at the Land Trust’s northern office, 10547 Koessl Lane, Sister Bay from 7 – 8:30 pm. Participating writers include Norb Blei, Fran Burton, Terrie Cooper, Estella Lauter, Ralph Murre, Nancy Rafal, Sue Peterson and Karen Yancey.
“The natural landscapes of Door County figure prominently in our local literature,” explains Karen Yancey, member of the Door County Land Trust board of directors and co-editor along with Norb Blei, of The Nature of Door: Door County Writers and Artists on Preservation of Place . “This is a chance for us to explore together how our love and respect for the land around us informs our art and to read from a number of Cather novels. She had a strong sense of place and was a master at connecting people to natural landscapes.”
Refreshments will be served and signed copies of works by local authors will be available for sale. For more information, please call the Door County Land Trust, 920.746.1359.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. The Big Read Door County is produced by Peninsula Players Theatre in partnership with Door County Library and in collaboration with Door County Land Trust and dozens of other community organizations, with the support of the Door County Community Foundation and the Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation.