Arts & Literature Editor Alissa Emhke conducted a great interview with Tracy K. Smith for the October 5th edition of the Peninsula Pulse.
September 8, 2018 Go to the end of Juddville Road where it meets the bay. Go when the light in the backyard rises to the tops of the trees. Go as often as you can. The bay will give you different colors every time, and when it moves and laps and rocks — those will… [ Read On ]
August 26, 2018 To Jerod and the Write On staff and board members who offer this wondrous place, I appreciate the time and space to think and dream and write! The hummingbird moth at the front porch flowers thinks so too! Karla Huston (Appleton, WI) Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2017-2019, author of A Theory of Lipstick… [ Read On ]
August 19, 2018 A thousand thanks for providing the space, time, and invisible luck that created a truly transformative experience with this novel! Your generosity and kindness is everywhere and it makes such a difference!! XX, Lan Samantha Chang (Iowa City, IA) Novelist, author of Inheritance, Hunger, and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost
August 19, 2018 On the morning of departure, it’s a consolation to read through this book and see that others have received the gift of this place and still managed to leave and go forward into the next piece of their creative lives. I feel I’ve arrived somewhere new while staying here — and I’m… [ Read On ]
August 11, 2018 Dear Jerod and the good people of Write On, Door County: I cannot thank you enough for all you’ve provided. I arrived here a week ago with around 19,000 words of a novel and I leave here with 55,000 in my pocket and ideas enough in my head to finish the thing…. [ Read On ]
Read about the second annual Door County Treasure Hunt in this Peninsula Pulse article by Ann Grotte-Pirrung.
Ann Heyse, author and board member of Write On, Door County, explains the designation of a national, state and local Poet Laureate is an affirmation by our society that words – and beauty of all kinds – matter. Click here to read the article.
July 27, 2018 Dear Jerod and Write On — As you did two years ago, you have again worked your magic. Once more, I come to you with a plotting challenge and you unraveled the knot. Yes, I know: the pen was in my hand, but the quiet country beauty here unsnarled the tangle that… [ Read On ]
July 13, 2018 What a lovely, relaxing, perfect stay I enjoyed this week. After producing some prose and some novel words, my two daughters — budding writers — joined me mid-week and we loved hiking the paths, swinging on the tire swing and porch swing, and seeing the largest birch tree in the world. I… [ Read On ]
July 7, 2018 Thanks to Write On, Door County for this week of focus. It’s amazing what comes to mind when you can think and organize with little distraction. Old ideas were brought back to life and new ideas came floating in in unexpected ways. I was glad to have the time for that and… [ Read On ]
Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston will be in residence this month at Write On. While here, she will teach “Memory Writes,” a poetry workshop, on Monday, August 20, 1 – 4 pm at the Sister Bay Library. Maggie Peterman, who usually writes our profiles, took a much-needed break to enjoy summer in Door County. I… [ Read On ]
July 1, 2018 Jerod, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that you are much admired (and missed!) in the Twin Cities literary community … so to see what you have created here and to have the privilege to experience it has been incredibly gratifying. What a fantastic week I’ve had, starting with teaching… [ Read On ]
June 23, 2018 I was at Write On for the first time just about a year ago and that week recommitted me to the novel I’m working on, inspiring me to set my alarm an hour and a half earlier each morning all year to keep the momentum going. How wonderful to recharge again… [ Read On ]
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 ]