The National Writers Series thanks our major sponsors, donors and grantors for their very generous support.


FIM Group Celebrating 30 YearsCordia at Grand Traverse Commons: A Senior Residential Club

Season Sponsors


Great Lakes Orthopaedic CenterTraverse City EyeGrantors

Art Works. National Endowment for the Arts

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs


$10,000/year for 3 years

Begonia Family Foundation
Ross & Brenda Biederman,
Biederman Foundation
David & Rota Bump
Casey Cowell
Susie & Bill Janis
Diana & Richard Milock

Major Donors

Donations of $40,000 +

Jonathan and Marissa Wege and the Wege Foundation
Robert and Anne Tucker

Thank you to Leslie Lee and the Herrington-Fitch Family Foundation for the $25,000 Endowment of the annual “Leslie Lee Nonfiction Scholarship Award

Event Sponsors

Cherry Capital Airport
Terry & Wayne Lobdell
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa


By investing in the National Writers Series, you are building social capital by aligning with our events and experience that targeted consumers are passionate about. At the same time you are supporting our mission to promote students’ writing excellence and connect communities with national writers to advance appreciation of the written word. The opportunity for visibility through our media reach is extensive:

  • Interviews and stories in leading daily and weekly newspapers; on three TV stations; FM/AM radio including NPR, and a weekly segment on an NBC affiliate produced by NWS.
  • NWS events are re-broadcast on cable TV.
  • We market directly to an enthusiastic demographic of readers, writers and book buyers, book clubs, libraries, and high school and college students.
  • Sponsors are announced through pre-event/event presentations, on signage and on-stage introductory comments.

For more information contact:

Anne Stanton, Executive Director, nws.astanton@gmail.com
or Marina Call, Director of Marketing themarinacall@gmail.com