Press Room

LOOK WHO’S BEEN HERE!
Visit our author archive, you’ll find information on all of the National Writers Series guest authors, from 2009 to the present. Here’s a downloadable pdf of past guest authors.


RECENT PRESS RELEASES

2015 Press Releases
NWS 2015 New Season Announcement, January 2015

2014 Press Releases
NWS 2014 Spring/Summer Lineup, February 2014
NWS 2014 Fall Lineup, August, 2014

2013 Press Releases
NWS launches series of ‘In Studio’ Events, July 2013
NWS 2013 Summer Workshops, June 2013
Smith Haughey Rice Roegge Donation to NWS, April 2013
NWS Announces 2013 Spring/Summer Lineup, February 2013
NWS Announces Spring/Summer 2013 Guest Hosts, February 2013


NWS IN THE NEWS

Is America’s Forgotten Flyover a Gold Mine for Publishers, Publishing Perspectives, May 2012
Poets and Writers, May/June 2012
The Story Continues for Traverse City’s National Writers Series, MyNorth.com, February 2012
Traverse City is for Book Lovers, Publishers Weekly, November 2011


MEDIA CONTACT
Susan Wilcox Olson
(231) 590 5930
susan@cherryfestival.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jill Tewsley
(231) 577 6971
jilltewsley@gmail.com


A SELECTION OF PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS

ABOUT THE NATIONAL WRITERS SERIES
In its six years of hosting funny, poignant and sometimes outrageous conversation onstage, NWS has become one of America’s must-stops for authors on national book tours. The tradition of great stories and great conversations has become a hallmark of this year-round book festival, founded by New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton, journalist Anne Stanton, and Traverse City attorney Grant Parsons.

Since it began in 2009, the National Writers Series has presented more than sixty events – evenings in conversation – featuring some of the world’s most celebrated and bestselling authors, including Pulitzer Prize winners; National Book Award winners; winners of Emmys and Oscars; two of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world; and bestselling authors who are also recipients of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Navy Cross, just to name a few.

FRONT STREET WRITERS
A tuition free, writing intensive for high school juniors and seniors from the five county area surrounding Traverse City. Organized around master classes led by publishing writers-in-residence, the program treats the young writer as a serious artist and as a working professional, with the belief that the creation of literature is an important, stimulating way of at 123 W. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan in a 4,000 sq ft creative learning studio. Net proceeds from NWS are donated to a dedicated scholarship fund, which awards scholarships to junior and senior high school students planning to attend college. The National Writers Series also provides free mentorship workshops and Q&A sessions for students with visiting NWS authors.