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.
PLEASE READ AS OUR PROCESS HAS CHANGED!
Beginning in 2021, we have moved from a rolling application process to a set deadline.
April 1, 2022 is the application deadline for all writers and literary arts administrators seeking a residency in 2023. Applications submitted after May 28, 2021, will be considered for 2023.
All applications received between May 28, 2021, and April 1, 2022, will be reviewed at the same time. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 14, 2022.
Applications received after April 1, 2022, will be considered in the following year's deadline.
There are no residency openings for 2021 and very few for 2022.
Application fee $40.
Notes From our Residents
Tina Jenkins Bell, June 27 - July 11
I was inspired to write new stories after traveling across Door County and falling in love with the people, the landscape, and their stories. So, really, I accomplished more than I’d planned. Thank you for the space to complete planned projects and the surrounding beauty to contemplate new ones. Finally, I thank you for your support, for introducing me to your community, to trusting me to “take the floor” and share my truth. I want to return again and again and pray there will be space and opportunity to do so.
Constance Malloy, July 25 - August 1
This has proven to be everything I’d hoped for. Everything is lovely and peaceful here. What writer could ask for more? What a gift! .
Ira Sukrungruang, August 15 - 22, 2021
It’s been a tough year -- difficult in so many ways, but the WODC is such a vital reminder of the importance of the artistic life and community. The services and work being done here are special. Thank you for creating such a welcoming and inclusive space!
Brooke McEwen, September 10 - 25 2021
Thank you so very much for the space and the time to write. Moreover, thank you for the intention with which you’ve built this incredible community; from the dedication of retired librarians building your library to the affection for its landscape shared by the groundskeeper. There is something remarkable about working in the solitude of the Coop and knowing there is a whole community of people who care about words as much as you do, people who make all of this possible. Your generosity has made it possible to start and complete an essay and to make a good deal of headway toward finishing a story. I leave for home all the more energized and heartened to see my project through.
Dipika Mukherjee, September 12 - 26, 2021
What a gift this residency gave me! For nine days I wrote poetry with an eye to finishing a manuscript, but more words came and an essay, a short, short story . . . the inspiration of the sun setting at Green Bay, the magical poetry walk, the enchanting village of Ephraim, all wove its own magic
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.