The Writer's Road Trip Series is brought to you by the Blogging from A-to-Z April Challenge. This month I'm blogging daily about ideal places for an afternoon, weekend or longer stay to focus on your writing. Need a retreat to finish that manuscript? Or maybe a virtual trip to inspire a scene? Take a minute, read, imagine. And thanks for stopping by!
Egg Harbor Book Festival, which spanned two weekends in August 2013. Also, Washington Island, at Door County's northernmost tip, debuted its first festival in October 2013. The Washington Island Literary Festival hosted authors reading from their works and workshops during the three-day event. The Clearning Folk School offers year-round writing workshops for adults in a beautiful rustic setting. On the western side of the county, and just north of Ellison Bay, the school sits on a cliff overlooking the water, where you can watch the setting sun. The historic buildings and grounds give writers a peaceful setting in which to work on their craft.
If you need a break from writing, Door County offers plenty of beach spots, trails, and places to rent bikes such as Peninsula State Park. My family visits Door County yearly for these reasons alone. I'd like to go someday for a personal writing retreat!