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 59 acres of beautiful trails. Welcome to the Writing Center. 

Writing Center
Spring & Summer 2022 Hours

The Writing Center will be closed on Monday May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

If you are interested in holding your private event with us email Managing Director Lauren Ward or download our event rental application.

The Writing Center is open to all visitors! To register for a class, workshop, or reading, go to our EVENTS page.

Our walking trail is open sunrise to sunset. 

 

4210 Juddville Road, Fish Creek, WI 54212

MONDAY 10 am - 3 pm

TUESDAY CLOSED

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

Our Hike & Write Series takes place on the trails at the new Writing Center in Juddville. Each season, 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 buttons below.

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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Hike & Write I & II

Along the path, hikers will see carved cedar benches, all of them gifts from generous members of the Write On family.

The carved cedar benches were created by Norman Wiedemeier.

The etched brass nature plaques were created by Mary Ellen Sisulak.

As you go, discover what makes each bench special.

This hike is especially fun for children and families.

Using the Hike & Write II booklet, look for treasures and wonders along the path.

This is a wonderful way to slow down and experience gratitude for Door County's natural beauty, all while playing with words along the way!

Summer 2021 Theme

Hike and Write III: The Lost Words

This exhibit is no longer up this season, although you can learn more below!

The summer 2021 theme was The Lost Words, a 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.

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Explore and Write

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.
  • 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 59 acres of woods and meadows.
  • Explore Write On's offerings and opportunities.
  • Mentor another writer or student.
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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.

Visit our new Writing Center

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.