Write On provides a place of solitude and reflection on nearly 39 acres of woods, orchards, and meadows nestled between the water of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Writers can work on a current project and find inspiration for the next without the distractions that hound them at home. Residencies range from one week to one month.
Applications are accepted year-round from writers in any literary genre, regardless of publication history, including students in graduate creative writing programs. Applications are also accepted from literary arts administrators who wish to focus on new initiatives for their organization. Writers awarded a residency are asked to complete a community service project in exchange for their time. You are encouraged to apply at least 8 months prior to your desired residency date. Application fee $40.
Our April 2021 Writers-in-Residence
Notes From our Residents
Joanne Nelson - Memoir and fiction writer, November 1 - 8, 2020
For me, a residency allows me to sink into the writing -- to take all the time I want/need to get to another idea, another draft. And the time to be quiet with myself, to be away from the distractions, is an extra plus that is so restorative.
Dipika Mukherjee, August 30 - September 13, 2020
This has been a ponderous and wondrous residency, filled with new experiences and much delight. The sunsets at the end of the road were the highlight of my day.
Crystal Gibbins, November 8 - 29, 2020
It was such a joy to be able to take time and explore this beautiful area which has provided me with inspiration for my poetry and comics! From the coyotes howling to the bright cardinals and the deer in the yard, every day in residence was terrific. Thank you so much for giving me a place to write and draw.
Steve Woodward, November 29 - December 6, 2020
What a truly amazing gift it has been to immerse myself in the solitude of this residency. And to walk the trails and breathe in the world and then exhale it onto the page. I'm leaving with many pages that didn't exist--couldn't exist--without the generosity of Write On.
Jeremy Owens, October 4 - 18, 2020
I have written so much this week! Thank you for giving me the space and time to get so much work done. Special thanks to the Coop for some extra quiet to get inspired, and the paths in the woods for helping me to sort it all out and get inspired. Thank you for this time, thank you for this quiet, thank you for this magical place you provide.
We typically award 1-2 writers per residency.
Occasionally, upon request or other special circumstances,
three writers may be in residence at any given time.
First Level: The private Writer’s Suite includes a dedicated writing room, bedroom with
queen-sized bed, and bath. Common areas include the living room and kitchen/dining room.
Second Level: two bedrooms, each with writing nooks and queen-sized bed; full bath.
Additional Spaces: laundry room, deck, Blei’s Coop, walking trails, meadow, orchard, and
woods. Residents have full access to the writing center.