Mothers and Others Day

May 11, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM


Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212

Cost Free


A community open house at Write On to celebrate those who shaped and inspire us

Reading, writing, music, food, trail hikes, and more! 

Join us at Write On, Door County for a fun day to celebrate or remember your mother or any special person who has inspired you. 

The day begins at 10 a.m. with a dedication of Write On’s new Olson Family Memorial Council Ring. The memorial is dedicated to Yvonne Bevry Olson and Jane Anne Perkey, two mothers who inspired a lifelong love of reading and writing in their families — and thus inspired the day’s celebration. The communal outdoor meeting space, designed by Ralph Murre, features seating, a fireplace, and a sculptural pergola which pays homage to the original farmhouse that once stood on the Write On property. 

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can find:

  • Children’s book read-alouds at the historic Door County Bookmobile (restoration in progress!), with book giveaways.
  • Guided hikes along the Writer’s Walk, a winding 1.5-mile path through Write On’s 59 acres of verdant woods. Lined with birches and wildflowers, the path features carved cedar benches, along with the late Door County author Norb Blei’s chicken-coop-turned-writing retreat.
  • Creative writing and art projects for children and adults. (Make a Mother’s Day card!)
  • Readings by students and local authors in the Olson Family Memorial Council Ring.
  • Mothers & Others storytelling booth and audio recording center.
  • Mauricio’s Mexican food truck.
  • Music, “poems while you wait,” and more!
  • Meet friends and make new ones who share their interest in words, writing, and reading – and be inspired by Door County’s natural environment. 

Come on your own or bring a friend or family member to capture memories and stories about those who have inspired you in your life. Drop in anytime!