Sunday, August 27th Many thanks to all the people/poets/artists in Door County; in particular to Jerod, staff, board members, and local poet laureate. It takes great insight, foresight, and leadership to make dreams a reality. You’ve done that here. I learned much about personal agenda while here, witnessed the solar eclipse from inside the Coop,… [ Read On ]
August 11-18, 2017 Who’d have thought that words would escape a writer jotting in this book? Setting the Write On experience in language is a challenge. We live in a world that’s every hurried and harried, that offers no time to reflect and breathe and be, but you’ve carved out an oasis here in Door… [ Read On ]
Steve Tomasko of Middleton, Wisconsin, is the recipient of the 2017 Norbert Blei Poetry Award, administered by Write On, Door County. Judge Alice D’Alessio selected Tomasko’s poem “That sure was a close and holy time,” (scroll down for poem) from among 37 entries. The award includes a prize of $250 and complimentary registration to the… [ Read On ]
Excitement is building for the first annual Door County Treasure Hunt! Click here to read a Peninsula Pulse article about the September 30th event!
Thanks to Benjamin Wideman, regional editor for The Country Today, for this nice article about Write On and the Coop! Click here to read the full article!
This week, Write On, Door County welcomes Kathryn Kysar and Denise Low Weso to the residency program. From Saint Paul, MN, Kate is the author of the poetry collections Pretend the World and Dark Lake and edited the anthology Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers. Denise is the former Poet Laureate of Kansas and… [ Read On ]
July 1, 2017 What a gift I’ve been given by Write On and the people who make it possible. I’ve cracked open parts of my novel that have eluded me all year. Walking through the squeaking door into the Coop became like passing through a veil, where the world I was creating was more present… [ Read On ]
June 23, 2017 The class was wonderful, each person discovering something new to write about and reflect upon. My time as “teacher” was enriched by their inspiration. This is a wonderful place to write. A wonderful place to read and to think, and in the thinking, write yet again. Thank you all for this magnificent… [ Read On ]
June 3, 2017 What an incredible gift to be in this beautiful, restorative environment. My stay has been both relaxing and productive. I am leaving with a manuscript for a “New and Selected” ready to hand over to my publisher. Thanks to Jerod and Jaime for making my stay here so comfortable. Donna Hilbert (Long… [ Read On ]
May 31, 2017 This place. Oh, this place. Thank you Jerod and Jaime for creating a welcoming place. I didn’t know what poems traveled with me, and now I do. To all who visit, I wish you quiet times, visits from deer and turkeys, words, walking, and imagination. Thank you Write On, Diane LeBlanc (Northfield,… [ Read On ]
May 20, 2017 It has been such a privilege to spend time at Norb Blei’s desk this week – knowing that those who I admire have sat there, too – all of us blowing as hard as we can into the weird and beautiful world. Thank you to Jerod and Jaime and to Write On,… [ Read On ]
May 14, 2017 Such productivity! I wonder if it will ever be matched at another period in my life. Write On is an escape from the minutiae, a chance to turn off the whirring in the background of the brain and focus wholly on art and creation. Like all my predecessors, I’m so grateful to… [ Read On ]
April 30, 2017 My time at Write On, Door County aligned me with my mission – both with writing, and with life. (Isn’t it funny how they’re the same sometimes?) When my writer self is healed and whole, moving with ease through the world, often times it feels like a sign that my life has… [ Read On ]
Write On is proud to administer the Norbert Blei Poetry Award. The award includes a prize of $250 and complimentary registration to the Washington Island Literary Festival, September 22 through 24. Judging this year’s award is poet Alice D’Alessio. The winning poet will be invited to read at the Saturday evening dinner, along with Door… [ Read On ]
Jonathan Wlodarski is a graduate student in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Northeast Ohio University. His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jonathan will be in residence at Write On May 7th through 14th. He will offer “Short and Strange: A Workshop… [ Read On ]
April 22, 2017 Where does the poem begin and end? Sometimes, it’s with a moon, in my case, or a passing wind. Here, I believe, it just appears as if it has found a home. Thank you, Jerod, Jaime, and Write On, Door County members and Tami for a “space” I’ll take with me and… [ Read On ]
April 22, 2017 It has been a gift of a week watching the grass begin to green and buds popping in this stay, bookended by Ester and Earth Day. It has been a gift to write and think and wonder and have the time and space to do so, and even more meaningful to work… [ Read On ]
April 7, 2017 Here I am, day after day, alone to think, to imagine, event to fantasize; to permit words to pour onto page after page. And then, in solitude, to wrestle with the words, the music, the silences. Thank you for space, for scenery, for attention to detail in every room, for creating… [ Read On ]
March 25, 2017 Thank you for the lovely room overlooking the woods. I appreciate the chance to meet new people and talk about writing. Laurie MacDiarmid, Green Bay, WI Poet, author of the collection Consolation Prize
March 7, 2017 Thank you so much Jerod, Jaime, and Dee! It’s always a privilege to be able to teach workshops and stay at Write On. I love it! It always feels like I’m coming home. With my deepest gratitude, Liza Wiemer, Milwaukee, WI Young adult novelist, author of Hello?