Juddville, Wis. (February 5, 2021) – February, the month of love, is upon us! The Writing Center at Write On, Door County is nestled into winter and enjoying the cerulean blue skies against the trees and winter greens of our home. They have so enjoyed the visitors who’ve booked their time here at the Center and are using their space for safe, socially distanced creativity.
Write On hopes you are continuing to check in with them on Facebook for online events and forums. As always, they hope you’ll consider becoming a member and becoming part of their growing family. At almost 250 memberships, the Write On family has expanded enormously since 2020.
The new Write On, Door County Member Initiative is now in effect for 2021. All members, both current and yet-to-be, will be able to take advantage of ONE FREE workshop or class valued up to $60. If you are not yet a member and would like to be, JOIN now. Stay tuned for the rollout of this exciting offer.
As always, Jerod, Lauren, and the Write On team are all here to help you achieve your writing goals and build your writing community. Please reach out to us if you want to learn more about programs or ways to get involved. Visit them online or schedule private, safe time at the Writing Center.
Don’t miss February Classes!
ven though February is the shortest month of the year, we managed to organize an array of virtual classes that are geared to all levels of writers in a variety of genres. Teens looking to write fiction, beginning and established poets, and those looking to establish a more consistent writing practice should check out our Calendar of Events.
New! Hike and Write Series
WODC is pleased to offer Hike & Write, a monthly series that will take you through the trails of their Writing Center in Juddville.
Each month, there will be a new theme for hikes that offer families, individuals, and friends a safe and beautiful outdoor adventure.
Activity booklets that guide visitors on a hike will be available at the trailhead, as well as at https://writeondoorcounty.org/visit-us/.
February’s theme is Find the Benches, Find the Beauty, a guided hike to search for beautiful cedar donor benches, carved by Norm Wiedemeier. Each bench features an etched brass nature plaque by Mary Ellen Sisulak, and a hidden word, chosen by the donor of the bench. The writing activities invite visitors to explore nature and pause at the benches for creative writing and drawing.
The half-mile loop starts behind the Writing Center at 4210 Juddville Road and takes about an hour to walk and write. No reservations are necessary. The Writing Center building is open by reservation Tuesday through Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. Restroom facilities for hikers are only available during open hours.
Register for March’s Craft of Writing Series
March’s Craft of Writing Series will center on the genre of mystery. Led by acclaimed novelists Steph Cha and Patricia Skalka, this three-week virtual class will uncover the clues you need to craft a successful mystery novel. Educators will receive a 50% discount; email Jerod for the coupon code. LEARN MORE and REGISTER.
Word on the Street
Word on the Street is a place where we will share links to interesting things in the literary world we’ve stumbled across. This article on the power of poetry found in The Guardian was prompted by Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem. Take a quick read.
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
Write On is proud to be a presenting partner with Door County Library on the 2021 NEA Big Read: Door County. A variety of online events are planned through February 13, including The Intersection of Poetry and Music on Saturday, February 6; Faces of the Pandemic panel on Saturday, February 6; Author Talk with Emily St. John Mandel on Thursday, February 11; and Adapting Novel to Screen: A Conversation with Patrick Somerville and Emily St. John Mandel on Saturday, February 13.
New Networking Group for Published Writers in Door County
Are you a published author living in Door County full- or part-time? A new group is forming for published writers to meet, share information, ask questions, and develop networks. If you would like to take part in this group, please email Artistic Director Jerod Santek.
Book Time at the Writing Center
Schedule a free, private two-hour block of time in Write On, Door County’s Writing Center. Alone, or with a few others in your bubble, you can spend time in our Discovery Library or Classroom. Give yourself the gift of focused time, tranquility, and access to books by Door County and Wisconsin authors, Write On residents, craft and writing volumes, and more. Spaces are sterilized in between visitors. Masks are required at all times during your visit. Organized groups, like book clubs or writing groups should contact Write On directly at (920) 868-1457.
Submit Your Writing!
Write On, Door County, in collaboration with the weekly publication Peninsula Pulse, seeks stories, essays, poems, and other pieces of creative writing to appear on a weekly literary page.
The new writing prompt is appropriately “New Beginnings.” Writers of all ages and experience levels with an affinity for the Door Peninsula are invited to submit work for consideration. Read more.