Registration Open for Young Writers Conference, Women’s Mentoring Program

Registration is open for “Telling the Truth of Our Lives,” the Dick Scuglick Memorial Residency and Fellowship, and the Young Writers Conference.

Through Dec. 10, Write On, Door County is accepting applications for “Telling the Truth of Our Lives,” a year-long, women’s mentoring program starting in 2024. 

The program is designed for women who would like to write, but who have never felt empowered or encouraged to do so. Up to 12 participants meet once a month with one or more mentors to explore various types of writing and support each other. 

To apply, visit

Write On is also accepting applications for the 5th annual Dick Scuglick Memorial Residency and Fellowship. The fellowship will be awarded to a writer working in ekphrasis, a literary device in which a writer describes a piece of visual art.

The selected writer will be paired with a Door County visual artist, and the two will exchange work and create new pieces in response to one another. The visual artist for this year’s program is Cheryl Stidwell Parker. The awardee will also enjoy a week-long residency at Write On, June 9 -16, a stipend to help cover travel and grocery expenses, and a public event. 

To apply for the program, visit

Starting Dec. 10, middle and high school writers can register for Write On’s Young Writers Conference.

The conference will take place Feb. 24 and feature presentations and workshops on writing poetry, podcasts, short stories and plays, as well as writing for digital and board games.

Keynote presenters for the conference are Baptiste Paul and Duncan Tonatiuh. Other presenters include Aboyomi Animashaun, Lachrissa Granberry, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, Nicole Homer, Janet Jennerjohn, and Christopher Williams.

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