A short walk from our current home through the field, flowers, and trees, would lead to a new haven for writers: our residency. Five writers at a time can have the privacy and beauty of their individual spaces to create. Furnishings will be comfortable, yet simple, so that writers can work without distraction. Gardens outside their windows will inspire. When they are ready for collegiality, the common space includes a kitchen, library, and dining area with a shared table. There, writers can discuss their craft, gather feedback, or simply enjoy a meal together as they break from their work. Perhaps they will collaborate and plan their community outreach efforts as they sit together on the terrace to enjoy a night full of Door County stars. What part might Write On, Door County play in the great literature that has yet to be written?
Across Juddville Road, our new Writing Center will be the new heart of our home. In the space, we are eager to offer classes for community members. We are ready to gather in the new center’s library, or, weather permitting, around a fire pit to discuss the art of writing. We are excited to offer space for a writing group to critique one another’s latest chapter of a novel, or for an author to meet with an editor. A book club could meet in front of the fireplace in the cold of winter. Our summer kid’s campers could sit on the benches of the flagstone entryway before pairing off for the day’s writing fun. Teens working on an essay could meet with a writing mentor. In our new writing center, we are bound by nothing.