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 a wonderful visit to Traverse City. What a gorgeous town! I have already mentally moved there and am sitting on my porch watching the world go by and occasionally venturing to the Opera House for an author event. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly to the National Writers Series and laying on such a charming evening. I feel honoured to have had the chance to visit you!

P.S. And Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) would LOVE your stores…
Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic to the Stars

Two thumbs up from Jodi Picoult:

Jodi Picoult at NWS

When you put together a community that cares deeply about reading and a staff that cares deeply about writers, magic happens. The National Writers Series was one of the highlights of my last book tour.
Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

What a place! What an audience! What a series! I’m not given to the use of exclamation points, but sometimes radical punctuation is called for. This is such a time.
Geraldine Brooks, March

Doug Stanton and David SedarisTraverse is French for ‘cross.’ Not as in, ‘I think I can cross the National Writers Series off my list,’ but rather, ‘I’d cross the U.S. on my knees for another fine day at the National Writers Series.’”
David Sedaris, New York Times Best-Selling Author


See what other authors are saying about the National Writers Series and Traverse City