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Write On, Door County



(920) 868-1457

Physical Address

4177 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Mailing Address

PO Box 457
Fish Creek, WI 54212

About Write On, Door County

Write On, Door County started in the spring of 2012 as a way to encourage people of all ages to share their stories. In the spring of 2013, an anonymous gift of property provided the organization a place to call home, and to create a home for writers. The first staff person began in fall of 2013 and in January 2014, the organization received its nonprofit status. The first writers-in-residence came in April of 2014.

Since then, we have hosted hundreds of writers from around the world through our residency program. Classes and workshops have been offered to all ages in every part of the county. Readings and talks have been given by celebrated authors such as United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, New York Times best-selling humorist Michael Perry, and internationally-acclaimed writer Naomi Shihab Nye.

The new home of Write On, Door County opened in Juddville Oct. 9, 2020. Photo by Wayne Reckard, Kubala Washatko Architects.

The gleaming new home of Write On, Door County in Juddville gives the young organization a place to welcome writers, readers, and host events on nearly 40 beautiful acres.

The building has been a dream almost 10 years in the making – one that began as a conversation among friends, then grew into a small nonprofit, then morphed into a home for writing through an anonymous gift of land on Juddville Road in 2013.

The organization hosts a writers-in-residence program in exchange for providing programming for people of all ages in our community. Readings and talks have been given by celebrated authors such as U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, New York Times best-selling humorist Michael Perry and internationally acclaimed writer Naomi Shihab Nye.

Founding Director Jerod Santek operated out of a small office in the residency house, collaborating with scores of venues, organizations, schools and individuals to share programming with the county.

Now Write On has a place to call its own to host book clubs, classes, presentations and readings. It will be a place for children to learn the craft of writing, seniors to put their life lessons on the page and people of all ages to find the stories within.

It will also house a carefully curated Discovery Library of works by Door County authors, past writers-in-residence and resources about the craft of writing. It will be a gateway to exploration, with 39 acres of grounds to explore and spaces to sit and write in the natural environment drew so many of us to Door County in the first place.

Learn more about Write On or schedule a tour here>>

A meeting and classroom space for Write On events. Photo by Wayne Reckard, Kubala Washatko Architects.

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Upcoming Events at Write On, Door County

Sun 23

Prose Open Mic

June 23 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed 26


June 26 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Wed 26

Publication Celebration

June 26 @ 4:00pm
Jul 07

Fun and Games

July 7 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Jul 15

Memoir Monday

July 15 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Jul 25

Publication Celebration

July 25 @ 7:00pm
Jul 28

Prose Open Mic

July 28 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aug 13

“Muddled Cherries” Book Launch

August 13 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aug 25

Prose Open Mic

August 25 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sep 22

Prose Open Mic

September 22 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm