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PRESS RELEASE: Joshua Prager, Oct. 28 (Virtual)

PRESS RELEASE: Joshua Prager, Oct. 28 (Virtual)

October 19, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The National Writers Series Presents "An Evening with Joshua Prager, author of The Family Roe"on Thursday, October 28 On October 28th, the National Writers Series delves into one of the most personal, sensitive topics in American culture, but through an author whose work offers a new ...
PRESS RELEASE: “Afghanistan Today: An International Panel”

PRESS RELEASE: “Afghanistan Today: An International Panel”

September 14, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The National Writers Series Presents "Afghanistan Today: An International Panel"on Thursday, September 23rd  Even though the events of the Afghanistan war took place half a world away, there are many connections to that 20-year conflict right here in Michigan. The National Writers ...
“In the Company of Fishermen”

“In the Company of Fishermen”

I can’t remember the last time I envied a man, or, in fact, if I ever have. I have loved men, hated them, befriended them, taken care of them, and all too often compromised my sense of self for them, but I don’t think I have ever looked at a man and actually coveted something his maleness gave him. And yet envy was at least one of the ...
PRESS RELEASE: An Evening with Pam Houston

PRESS RELEASE: An Evening with Pam Houston

September 1, 2021FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  The National Writers Series Presents"An Evening with Pam Houston"LIVE on September 9th Can a 120-acre ranch in the remote Colorado mountain countryside heal the trauma in a person's soul? That's what we'll discover when the National Writers Series welcomes Pam Houston, author of Deep Creek: ...
John U Bacon Venue Change Alert

John U Bacon Venue Change Alert

VENUE CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENTfor John U. Bacon on Thursday, August 26 Dear NWS Friend, While we've been eagerly looking forward to a return to the City Opera House stage for a year and a half, it is with regret that we announce the wait will be a little longer. After extensive conversations amongst the NWS Board and staff, we ...
The History of Front Street Writers

The History of Front Street Writers

The Beginnings When National Writers Series co-founder Doug Stanton was a young student and aspiring author, a local benefactor offered to help fund his final year at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he was a creative writing and theater major. “Having such an experience when I was a teenager,” says Stanton, “literally changed my life. I’ve ...
PRESS RELEASE: An Evening with Susie Yang

PRESS RELEASE: An Evening with Susie Yang

July 26, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Theft, Lies, Immigration and Love:The National Writers Series presents"An Evening with Susie Yang"on August 5th Author Susie Yang joins the National Writers Series on August 5th to discuss her breakout hit novel, White Ivy. Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by USA Today and longlisted ...