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
Angela Voras-Hills, April 25 - May 1, 2021
This week gave me time, space, silence, beauty – all of which helped me piece back together the things I’d feared I lost. This time was invaluable to me, and the space feels magical.
Robin Sauerwein, March 28 - April 4, 2021
I feel incredibly fortunate to be one of the writers in residence. This is my second time here and I am so inspired by the good changes happening here. The new writer’s facility is amazing! I feel only good energy.
Frances Weidenhoeft, February 20 - 27, 2021
Thank you WODC for being the space between word and page, between the best of writing intention and the best of writing action. I got so much done! After a year of writing drought with a few brief rains that barely wet the dirt. I can move my project from written to revision. Rough draft to first draft.
Jacob Lindberg, January 17 - 24, 2021
Sometimes a space, a place brings about things not completely expected. I expected to be awed by the landscape, the grounds, the lake, and the experience here at Write On, Door County. What I hadn’t expected was the strange sense of calm healing I experienced here. For what felt like the first time in a long time, I felt a sense of peace and marvel that seemed lost in the last year. Writing and reading filled me with a childlike wonder. Things felt possible in a way they didn’t before, and they still do as I write this. Thank you to Jerod and everyone else at WODC for providing and maintaining this space and place of opportunity despite the chaotic last year. The work and progress I was able to make on my manuscript would not have been made without this opportunity. I will forever treasure my time here.
Jeremy Owens, April 11 - 18, 2021
Being here brings me back into contact with the writer and artist I know myself to be -- the one that the “real world” pushes down. Thank you for this place that reminds me who I am, connects me with what I need to do, and helps me get motivated to keep going.
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.