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

Front Street Writers: Moth storytellers spin their tales and reveal their tale-telling secrets

Thursday was a magical day at Front Street Writers. NWS brought in two storytellers from the Moth MainStage (money incredibly well spent) to tell their own stories and reveal their trade secrets. Shannon told a story about his gambling … Continue reading

Friends Have Benefits! Meet James Rollins at a special reception

Friends, donors and sponsors of the National Writers Series are warmly invited to a special author reception at the Blue Tractor to celebrate the kick-off of our 2016 Author Season and meet James Rollins! This is our Thank … Continue reading