Write On provides a place of solitude and reflection on nearly 59 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.



  • The deadline for applying for residencies in 2023 passed on April 1. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 31, 2022.

  • We will begin accepting applications for 2024 residencies January 1, 2023. Deadline for those applications will be April 1, 2023.

  • Application fee $40


Our August  2022 Writers-in-Residence

Chang Lan Samantha 2021

Lan Samantha Chang
Iowa City, IA

Kelly Hamilton Dasha

Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Milwaukee, WI

Letunova Karolina

Karolina Letunova
Riverside, CA

Notes From our Residents

Sarah Nance

June 19 - July 3, 2022

I've been able to finalize my manuscript as a book -- and just in time for a baby to arrive this fall. This residency has given me time that I needed right when I needed it most -- that's something I can never repay.

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!

Judith Adrian

March 13 - 20, 2022

You all provide a space for pause to people seeking this; a place to stop by woods filling with snow and wonder. I too wonder what you all and this space have added to our world. The impacts are undoubtedly huge and, as with teaching, we may not fully know for years or decades.

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

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.

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
a 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.