Our current Racine Writer-In-Residence is Jeanne Arnold! She will hold the position through June 30, 2022.


The Racine Writer-In-Residence (WIR) project is an initiative founded by ArtRoot, a collaboration of artists and arts advocates who are determined to reinvigorate Racine, WI through the arts. This project is supported by the Racine Literacy Council, and funded through a generous grant from the Osborne & Scekic Family Foundation. Since the pandemic shutdown in March 2020, the WIRs have completed their obligations from home.

This project seeks to spotlight Racine and Kenosha’s dynamic literary community while encouraging, supporting, and advocating on behalf of writers at all stages of their careers.

A weekly blog post is one of the obligations of the WIR. You can visit the pages below to see all previous posts by the former WIRs.

Past WIRs
#1) Peg Rousar-Thompson
#2) Elkid Alvarez Maldonado
#3) Emily Vakos
#4) Julie Nondorf
#5) Patti Fitchett
#6) Ron Larson
#7) Lindsay Knapp
#8) Jenny Maurer
#9) Kelsey Marie Harris
#10 John Bloner, Jr.
#11 Jessie Lynn McMains