June 7, 2018 Thank you for this generous opportunity. My heart is happy knowing resources like this house exist. In my time here, I have learned more about myself, my work, and the wilds of Door County. One of my favorite discoveries was the giant birch tree, tucked at a bend in the walking trail…. [ Read On ]
June 2, 2018 What a wonderful two weeks in literary paradise. Last year, I left my stay at Write On, Door County with a completed manuscript for Gravity: New and Selected Poems and this year, I returned with a published book! This feat could not have been possible without the peace and solitude in this… [ Read On ]
May 17, 2018 This is just to say That I have opened the jar Of chopped cherry jam Which was on the kitchen table And which you may have been saving For someone else. I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself. I was reading William Carlos Williams At the time. You’ll find what’s left of it… [ Read On ]
May 12, 2018 My last night in this literary, lovely, leisurely home! I’m filled with gratitude for this gift of a week to write and read and simply be. The generosity that has created and sustains Write On is amazing. I hope I can find a way to pass on to another writer what those… [ Read On ]
Celeste Benzschawel of the Peninsula Pulse wrote a lovely feature article on the Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle event with our in-coming writer-in-residence, author Debotri Dhar.
April 27, 2018 I am a 70-year-old “young poet” who is challenged by knowing so little about the craft, but have so many experiences to share. Over the last two weeks I have been honored to read my work at different Write On gatherings. Each time, I became a little more confident yet aware of… [ Read On ]
April 27, 2018 Leaving Door County is always hard. Leaving Write On, and the sanctuary you have created here is the most difficult yet! For thirty years, I have written from wherever I was staying during Door County summers — parts of books, columns for my newspaper, countless journals — chose sabbatical time in Door… [ Read On ]
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM To submit your prose piece online click here. Write On, Door County is pleased to administer the Washington Island Literary Festival Award in Flash Prose. This award honors outstanding work of fiction or nonfiction 750 words or less that relates to the festival’s theme. The theme for the 2018 Literary… [ Read On ]
The April 27 – May 4 edition of the Peninsula Pulse featured an interview with Leslie Adrienne Miller, who is serving as the poetry judge for the 2018 Hal Prize. Leslie will also be a writer-in-residence at Write On in August. We are happy to share this interview with you.
On Friday, April 20, Write On and Door County Poet Laureate Sharon Auberle held our second quarterly International Poetry Potluck. The country chosen for that night’s potluck was Japan. Participants were asked to bring Japanese inspired food and poetry. As a group activity, Sharon led attendees in creating a renga. Meaning “linked poem,” renga began… [ Read On ]
April 10, 2018 As I sit here reflecting on my last night here, I realize I’ll never forget this place. How do I know? I released my debut middle grade novel with my publisher on March 6. Jerod invited me to Write On’s first children’s literature conference and offered a residency. I’m thrilled I took… [ Read On ]
March 17 – 24, 2018 I’ve spent a wonderful week writing and watching winter turn into spring. My characters come from the north woods and the Midwest, and this residency has helped me to connect with them and remember the north woods of my childhood. Thank you, Jerod and Jaime, for this wonderful opportunity! John… [ Read On ]
March 16, 2018 The strangest thing has happened during my one week stay. Time — once circular — has become elongated. Who knew there were so many productive/reflective days and hours and minutes in a week. I am literally with Tera. We — she and I — are telling her story of love and so… [ Read On ]
February 26, 2018 Every time I come to Write On, I get this overwhelming sense of peace and joy! It truly is an extraordinary place to be able to create. Thank you for giving me and other writers the incredible priceless gift to create away from the distractions of daily life. It’s transformative! My deepest… [ Read On ]
February 18, 2018 This place! Here, surrounded by snow, cedars, junipers, breathtaking hospitality and rabbits, I articulated and refined the overarching theme for my memoir. I found the foundation and the launch pad for moving forward with this work that fills me and drains me. Her I could touch, engage with, and recover from… [ Read On ]
February 10, 2018 This has been a magical week. I was able to start a new novel, something that for me required plenty of room for contemplation; to write a book proposal; and to seriously work on a poetry project that has been languishing for years. Each project got the time and space needed,… [ Read On ]
Read about Write On’s first-ever children’s literature conference in a great article by Alyssa Skiba of the Pulse.
Write On, Door County is proud to collaborate with Door County Libraries on the 2018 Door County Reads program, bringing people together through the reading of a common book. This year’s selection is The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Tina Kakuske, Director of the Door County Libraries, about… [ Read On ]
In the spirit of the season and in honor of the birthday of the great American poet Emily Dickinson, Write On is happy to make a special gift to you! Psychologist and writer Jane Ewens and poet Dion Kempthorne offer the workshop The Psychology and Poetry of Play on Saturday, December 9, 1 – 4… [ Read On ]
November 1 – 14, 2017 Thank you Write On, Door County for an inspired couple of weeks. The day I arrived, I went for a walk across the the road and two deer bounded away. From that welcome, I observed something interesting every day. I loved walking down to the water and seeing the dolomite… [ Read On ]