Visit the Writing Center
The Writing Center is located at 4210 Juddville Road, Fish Creek, WI. A home for writers and readers, the Writing Center invites you to find sanctuary, community, and peace in our Atrium, Classroom, or on the 39 acres of beautiful trails. Welcome to the Writing Center.
Spring & Summer Hours
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend 2021, the Writing Center is open to all visitors! To register for a class, workshop, or reading, go to our EVENTS page.
If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
Our walking trail is open sunrise to sunset.
4210 Juddville Road, Fish Creek, WI 54212
MONDAY 10 am - 3 pm
WEDNESDAY 10 am - 3 pm
THURSDAY 10 am - 3 pm
FRIDAY 10 am - 3 pm
SATURDAY 10 am - 3 pm
SUNDAY 10 am - 3 pm
Hike & Write Series
We are pleased to announce a new Hike & Write Series to take place on the trails at the new Writing Center in Juddville. Each month, there will be a new theme for hikes, ideal for families, individuals, and those looking for a safe, beautiful, outdoor activity.
Activity booklets that guide visitors on a hike are available at the trailhead and by clicking on the button below.
Hike and Write III: The Lost Words
The summer theme is The Lost Words, a new Hike & Write booklet and trail display celebrating words and nature, featuring the extraordinary book Lost Words by British author Robert MacFarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris. The Lost Words trail displays are a summer exhibit up June through August. Hike & Write booklets are designed for all ages and take about an hour to complete while hiking the half-mile trail.
The Lost Words is a beautifully written and illustrated book of poems that was created in response to the author’s learning that the Oxford Junior Dictionary was replacing nature words such as acorn, fern, heron, lark, and otter in order to make room for modern technology terms such as blog, chatroom, and voicemail. The book portrays these “lost words'' through vivid poems and beautiful watercolors of plants and animals, summoning us to keep the natural world in our hearts and our language as a means to knowing our environment and therefore protecting it.
Door County is home to more threatened and endangered plant and animal species than most places in the Midwest, so Write On is excited to celebrate these unique plants and animals by connecting people with nature in Door County via hiking, poetry, short stories, quotes and inspiring words in every season on the trail.
The half-mile loop starts behind the Writing Center at 4210 Juddville Road and, with activities, takes about an hour to walk and write. No reservations necessary. The Writing Center building is open to the public Wednesday - Monday 10 am - 3 pm. Restroom facilities for hikers only available during open hours.
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Writing Center Offerings
- Discover our Library, home to Door County and Wisconsin authors and craft writing books.
- Register for a class, workshop, conference or reading (virtual during COVID).
- Sit by the fire and read, write, dream, create, muse, draft, think.....
- Schedule your book club, poetry group, writing collective in our classroom.
- Walk the 39 acres of woods and meadows.
- Explore Write On's offerings and opportunities.
- Mentor another writer or student.
- Create a memory book with your family or friends (coming soon).
Creative people have long been drawn to Door County's quality of life and scenic inspiration, and they have created a welcoming artistic community that you will find supportive and stimulating. Door County is a narrow finger of a peninsula with Lake Michigan along its eastern shore and the waters of Green Bay along the west. It’s a magical place with 300 miles of shoreline, five state parks, eleven lighthouses, and miles of scenic roadways traveling through a countryside filled with orchards, old barns, wildflower meadows, and a string of small villages.
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Enjoy Beautiful Door County
Come to write but also to wander the beaches, visit neighboring islands, hike a wooded trail, bike, sail, kayak, or snowshoe. Summer and fall are peak times for visitors, but the "off-season" is spectacular too. Visit the Door County Visitor Bureau website for information about state parks, dining, shopping, galleries, equipment rentals, and so much more.