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August 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a week-long intensive in fiction writing


The goals of the workshop in summer in Door County! To entertain ourselves and each other with our work. To consider what makes good writing and good story telling from the ground up: considering the usual suspects, including voice, setting, structure, character, word choice, mood, point of view. We’ll discuss these matters in and through each student’s pages as we identify the strengths of the work and the places that might require more clarity, focus, or direction. Each morning, in our three hours together, we’ll do an exercise or two before we move on to consider the manuscripts. We will talk about what is alive in the work, understanding the risks that each writer has taken, and helping the writer realize the best version of their pages.

This master class is by application only. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee. Applications are accepted April 1 to May 10. To be considered for the class, please submit up to 10 pages of fiction along with a goal statement for the class. Please click the button below to submit your work via Submittable. Applicants will be notified by May 31 of their status.

The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 23 through 27, 9 am – noon. Light refreshments will be served as appropriate with current health guidelines. The week will feature a public reading by Jane and some social opportunities as appropriate. Tuition for the master class is $700. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member and save, please click here. Class size is limited to 10 people. The class will be held in person following current health department guidelines. Participants are responsible for securing their own housing for the week. For a listing of accommodations, please visit Destination Door County.



Jane Hamilton is the critically-acclaimed author of several novels. Her debut, The Book of Ruth, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction. The Short History of a Prince was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. A Map of the World was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, the Miami Herald, and People. Both The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World have been selections of Oprah’s Book Club. Other works include Disobedience, When Madeline Was Young, and The Excellent Lombards.  She lives in and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin.


August 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am
August 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Write On, Door County
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Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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