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David Sedaris Returns to the NWS This Fall! 

David Sedaris Returns to the NWS This Fall! 

While next season's full lineup is still being finalized, we couldn't wait to tell you about one very special returning guest: On October 30th, NWS is bringing David Sedaris back to the City Opera House! It's been over a decade since his last NWS appearance, but soon the acclaimed author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are ...
Record-Eagle Column: A special night to discuss our greatest resource

Record-Eagle Column: A special night to discuss our greatest resource

This was originally published in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. You can view the original column here. The National Writers Series draws authors from all over the country and the world. But no matter who is visiting our fair city — Margaret Atwood, Lee Child, Ann Patchett, Paul Holes, Alice Walker — they’ve all been knocked out by the ...
A Message from NWS Creative Writing Lab instructor Kevin Fitton:

A Message from NWS Creative Writing Lab instructor Kevin Fitton:

One of the real joys of my life over the past year was the opportunity to be a part of the relaunch of Front Street Writers. It was a joy because I had an opportunity to be a part of the National Writers Series in a staff capacity, taking a much bigger role in our vision to offer world-class creative writing education to young people in the ...
Now Available on the NWS Podcast:

Now Available on the NWS Podcast:

An Evening with Paul Holes, Live from the City Opera House Last May, retired cold-case investigator and true-crime icon Paul Holes joined the National Writers Series LIVE in Traverse City, Michigan for a conversation about his new memoir Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases. He was joined on stage at the City Opera House ...
PRESS RELEASE: George Saunders and Paul Holes

PRESS RELEASE: George Saunders and Paul Holes

April 25, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The National Writers Series Closes its Spring Season with Two Very Different Authors:George Saunders and Paul Holes The National Writers Series will bring its Winter/Spring season to a close in a few weeks, with our final events taking place nearly back-to-back. We're hosting two very ...
TCIAF / NWS / NMC Ukraine Relief Fundraiser April 13

TCIAF / NWS / NMC Ukraine Relief Fundraiser April 13

International Affairs Forum and National Writers Series to host fundraiser event for Ukraine, refugees on April 13 TRAVERSE CITY - Northwestern Michigan College’s International Affairs Forum and the National Writers Series will host a Ukraine Relief Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Opera House in Traverse City. ...
PRESS RELEASE: NWS Black History Month Panel

PRESS RELEASE: NWS Black History Month Panel

February 9th, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  The National Writers Series to HostThree Amazing Authors fora Black History Month Panel Discussionon Thursday, February 24th To celebrate Black History Month, the National Writers Series has assembled an all-star panel of authors for a discussion about how their work bridges generations ...