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 ]
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 ]