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 ]
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.
The Washington Island Literary Festival Award in Flash Prose honors an outstanding work of fiction or nonfiction 750 words or less that relates to the festival’s theme. The award includes a prize of $150 and complimentary registration to the Washington Island Literary Festival. The competition is generally open May 1 through July 20. A different writer of established reputation serves as the judge each year. The Literary Festival is held over a Friday-Sunday in mid-September.
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 ]
October 7 – 28, 2017 The peace, the quiet, the stars, the trees, the inspiring art to be seen close by. This urban writer felt very, very lucky to be here. The double rainbow I saw in my 180-degree views of the sky as I drove here from Green Bay proved to be a good… [ Read On ]
October 1 – 5, 2017 There’s magic in this place and what I was able to produce this week I just would not have been able to do at home. I hope to have left a positive imprint of creative writing energy that I clearly felt had been left for me.Seven chapters down now and… [ Read On ]
September 24-30, 2017 Write On, Door County has been a miracle. My week here as Hal Prize winner has felt like sanctuary. My goal was to finish my second novel and I came sooo close. I would not have been half as far without this Door County paradise. Today, my second to the last day,… [ Read On ]
September 22, 2017 Thank you for sharing this lovely, tranquil place!! I accomplished an in-depth revision of my middle grade novel. Being able to focus and work uninterrupted by daily homelife has been a gift. I look forward to returning to write and take part in future writing events. I’ve been coming to Door County… [ Read On ]
September 14, 2017 Here to finish a novel that is due to my publisher after my third deadline has passed. This book has been shunted to the side by a family illness — as a beloved nephew battles brain cancer. “Laurentian Divide,” the second novel in a trilogy, has picked up on these themes of… [ Read On ]