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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

Apr 01

Writing About Family

April 1 @ 10:00am - 11:30am
Apr 06

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

April 6 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Apr 08

Write On Events

April 8 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Apr 10

Door County Published Author Collective

April 10 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Apr 15

Art/Speaks Reading

April 15 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Apr 17

Memoir Mondays

April 17 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Apr 18

Coffee & Conversation

April 18 @ 10:00am - 11:30am
Apr 20
May 04

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

May 4 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
May 08

Door County Published Author Collective

May 8 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
May 13

Word Play

May 13 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
May 15

Memoir Mondays

May 15 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Jun 10

Word Play

June 10 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jun 12

Door County Published Author Collective

June 12 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Jun 19

Memoir Mondays

June 19 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Jul 08

Word Play

July 8 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jul 10

Door County Published Author Collective

July 10 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Jul 17

Memoir Mondays

July 17 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Aug 12

Word Play

August 12 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug 14

Door County Published Author Collective

August 14 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm