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 ]
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Tomorrow I leave. I go to happy places (to Milwaukee to see my son!), so I am not sad. But hard to leave when I feel like I am on a roll (edited 40 pages today, and counting!), and yet there is still so much to do. And the fact remains… [ Read On ]
PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2017: The writers’ residency program at Write On, Door County welcomes new authors to its Juddville property this month. Writers-in-residence this month include novelist Sarah Stonich, nonfiction writer Linda White, children’s writer Lisa Rondinelli Albert, and poet Dawn Hogue. Writers will conduct a community service program as part of their residency…. [ Read On ]
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!