Door County’s home for writing celebrated the opening of its new Writing Center in a virtual ceremony Oct. 9.
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>>