October 19, 2018
What a glorious place this is! The land, the leaves, the cherry pie… It is always a gift to have uninterrupted time to write, and leaving behind the day-to-day concerns of my life, I was able to complete the second draft of my novel and put a host of accumulated scraps of poetry to paper. It is interesting to me that unlike other residencies, I felt encouraged to do more than write — to explore the area and get to know this place. Doing so helped my focus — kept my head both clear and full of new input — and I achieved that ever elusive thing I seek: balance.
Thank you for providing this amazing space and for helping me meet some immediate and necessary goals. Write On, Door County is a gem.
Deidre Pope (Scandia, MN)
Poet and children’s author