To celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020, The Driftless Writing Center will publish an anthology of writing and images rooted in the Driftless area. We welcome writers associated with Write On Door County to send us unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid works related to this part of the Midwest. We’re seeking a broad range… [ Read On ]
We are pleased to announce the judges of the 2019 Hal Prize contest in poetry, prose and photography. They are photographer Tytia Habing; author, educator and artist Thomas Pecore Weso; poet Ira Sukrungruang; and novelist Cynthia Swanson. Conducted annually since 1998, the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize seeks to encourage and honor artistic expression in various literary… [ Read On ]
Write On partners with Door Community Auditorium to present Words on Water for the Fireside Coffeehouse Series. Presented annually as Words on Fire, the 2019 offering will be part of the county-wide celebration and discussion of water. The program will be held on Saturday, February 2, 7 pm, at the Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek…. [ Read On ]
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.
The Peninsula Pulse’s annual Hal Prize issue honors the late Harold (Hal) Grutzmacher, a man whose passion for writing and teaching the craft of writing spanned his lifetime. While his specialty was the English Romantic period, particularly William Wordsworth, he also loved reading (and re-reading) James Bond novels. His greatest passion, however, was teaching writing…. [ Read On ]
FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY, FICTION & NON-FICTION
In partnership with the Peninsula Pulse, Write On presents the annual Hal Prize in Photography, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Conducted annually since 2001, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to encourage and appreciate artistic expression through various literary forms and photography.
Write On, Door County is pleased to administer the Norbert Blei Poetry Award. Presented annually, the award honors the late renowned Door County author Norbert Blei. The award includes a prize of $150 and complimentary registration to the Washington Island Literary Festival. DEADLINE JULY 20!
Write On, Door County curates and maintains the Poetry Trail at Newport State Park. Up to 18 poems are displayed on 10 permanent stanchions along the Rowleys Bay and Monarch trails. Available year-round, exhibits change quarterly. The works of local writers, Wisconsin poets, and others are displayed. Contributors include school children, published poets, and the poet laureates of Door County and Wisconsin.
A selection committee organized by Write On, Door County nominates a qualified individual to serve as the Door County Poet Laureate. The Door County Board of Supervisors approves the nomination. The appointment of Poet Laureate is two years. The purpose of the Poet Laureate appointment is to raise the county consciousness to a greater level of appreciation for the reading and writing of poetry and to serve as a literary ambassador to the community.