Write On, Door County partners with Door Community Auditorium to present Words on Fire for the Fireside Coffeehouse Series 2020. The program, called Words on Fire, will be an eclectic selection of poems and music. The program will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7 p.m. We are happy to continue Words on… [ Read On ]
The Door County Poets Collective is seeking poems for a second collection, tentatively titled From the Heart of Door County. While our first anthology (Soundings, 2015) celebrated many of the iconic attractions and people known to both tourists and residents, this time we are looking for poems about the “interior” of the county–places, practices, people, events and… [ Read On ]
THE HAL PRIZE IS NOW CLOSED. 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… [ Read On ]
NOW OPEN THROUGH JULY 22! The WILF Award in Flash Prose offers a cash prize along with registration and accommodations for the Washington Island Literary Festival. Prose submissions of less than 750 word by Wisconsin writers are eligible for the award.
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.
NOW OPEN THROUGH JULY 22! Contest is open to Wisconsin poets 18 years of age or older and includes a cash prize and registration and accommodations for the 2019 Washington Island Literary Festival.
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.