Public Meeting to explore Write On, Door County!

Left, facilitator Jerod Santek, program director at The Loft Literary Center. Video presentations about The Loft and 826 Valencia were included in the program. Right, Bret Bicoy of Sturgeon Bay leads discussion following the presentation.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, the Door Community Auditorium hosted a public meeting to explore: Write On, Door County! An initiative to facilitate and promote writing in Door County.

Jerod Santek, program director of The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota facilitated a public conversation exploring ways to develop Write On, Door County! The conversation focused on ways that the Door community can focus on and expand the literary arts for all ages from Southern Door to Washington Island. This first public meeting was well attended and elicited an enthusiastic response from all present.

Listen in asĀ Jerod Santek presents the vision that launched The Loft and how Door County can go about launching a writing center of their own. During the presentation Mr. Santek highlights several other writing centers including 826 Valencia in San Francisco. 826 Valencia was co-founded by author Dave Eggers and employs Door County’s own Emilie Coulson of Victory Farm fame.