NOW is the time to submit your essay, poem or story for a college scholarship!

Visit http://www.gtrcf.org/give/our-funds.html/158/ for complete submission instructions and to begin the application process. If submitted work has been previously published, the author must affirm that he/she holds clear copyright to the material. Deadline is Feb. 28, 2017 Awards It is the … Continue reading

Battle of the Books Information Session – Coming Up on October 23

 Area 4th and 5th graders who love to read—and parents, of course!—are invited to attend an information session for the Battle of the Books Grand Traverse Competition.  The one-hour session is slated for October 23, 2016, at the … Continue reading

The tale of opera singer Ryan Speedo Green (just featured on Terry Gross) is not to be missed …

Terry Gross recently interviewed Ryan Speedo Green about his life—how, as a violent and abused youth, he spent time in a juvenile detention center before discovering he had a beautiful voice. Thanks to the several teachers who believed … Continue reading

See your favorite author in Traverse City!

Ticket sales for Fall 2016 are now open to the Public.  We asked our audience who they would like to see, and we are bringing them to Traverse City! First event is Saturday, September 17th at the Milliken Auditorium. … Continue reading

June 2: Brian Castner to talk about his elegy for a fallen Traverse City soldier

Come here acclaimed author Brian Castner talk about his book, All the Ways We Live and Die—”a brilliant, moving and troubling portrait of modern American warfare,” raves Phil Klay, author of the National Book Award-winning Redeployment. Castner’s book revolves around … Continue reading

Why do Famous Authors Visit Traverse City?

New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston These are the usual stops on a book tour.. but why do New York Times Best Selling authors visit Traverse City? Sophie Kinsella simply loved the people and Front Street: I had … Continue reading

City Opera House-125 Years in Traverse City

CITY OPERA HOUSE ENTERS 125th YEAR Congratulations! On Saturday, April 16, 2016 City Opera House entered its 125th year on Front Street, Downtown Traverse City in Northern Michigan. April 16, 1891 was a landmark day in the region as … Continue reading