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.
Notes From our Residents
Sheila O'Connor - Novelist, July 19 - 26, 2020
Every day I had was a lucky day. A day of spirit settling, aligning long hikes in the woods where I could "see" my book unfold. Poems written in the sacred Coop. Thank you to all who made this residency possible -- the visionaries, the planners, the believers. I am in awe of all that you've accomplished at this heaven.
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.
Raki Kopernik, September 20 - 27, 2020
Thousands of words were written, a tiny red squirrel was befriended, trails were hiked, coastal air was breathed deeper. Thank you, Write On, for a beautiful and magical week.
Catherine Young, September 27 - October 4, 2020
Thank you for arranging everything for this residency so thoughtfully -- making space for that which must be born -- and for all the created spaces that allow the dandelion and milkweed parachutes of poetry to land. Here is where we have space to catch them.
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.