A picture may be worth a thousand words, but we think a book is worth thousands more. See what newspapers, magazines, TV shows, and radio programs around the country have to say about the National Writers Series and the amazing authors who visit us.

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TC Author Expo- Detailed Schedule

Full Schedule details for the TC Author Expo: 12 Noon – Joan Schmeichel, author of Devil’s Rock, speaking on “I Played With Paper Dolls.” 12:15 p.m. – Michael Dow, author of the forthcoming Dark Matters, speaking on “The Future of Income Inequality.” 12:30 p.m. – Bill Smith:, author of Chickadees at Night, speaking on “Creating a Picture ...

NWS December Author Next Door Spotlight: Leland James

Leland James -  a prolific, award-winning poet whose latest book is an allegorical fable of World War II. Leland James is the author of three books of poetry. He has been published in over fifty journals and magazines worldwide, including The South Carolina Review; The Spoon River Poetry Review;  New Millennium Writings; The London Magazine; ...

NWS November Author Next Door Spotlight: Lisa Maxbauer Price

Lisa Maxbauer Price - magazine journalist, ghostwriter, editor and children’s book author There’s nothing like a success story, and Lisa Maxbauer Price has been covering people’s tales of triumph her entire career. Trained in ghostwriting by Guideposts magazine, her creative non-fiction and real-life profiles dealing with people’s health ...
Traverse City Is Now ‘Book City’

Traverse City Is Now ‘Book City’

The Traverse City Commission has declared Traverse City a Book City, to help strengthen its arts, culture and tourism economy and to be annually celebrated by readers and writers and the National Writers Series (NWS).

NWS September Author Next Door Spotlight: Barbara Stark-Nemon

Every story needs a narrator, and Barbara Stark-Nemon stepped up early in life. She learned storytelling, and a fascination with the magic of language from her grandfather, an attorney who escaped Germany in 1938 and wove unforgettable tales of his former life.  An undergraduate degree in English literature and Art History from the University ...

July 2015 NWS Author Next Door Spotlight: Richard Alan Hall

Richard Alan Hall – a former farm boy, whose day job in the medical field, friendships with veterans and time in Hemingway’s Key West gardens have shaped his writing life. Richard Alan Hall was born in Traverse City at James Decker Munson Hospital on Groundhog’s Day, 1947 and grew up on a farm near Long Lake. For over forty years, Richard was ...

NWS June Author Next Door Spotlight: Paul Flower

Paul Flower – a native Michigander, lifelong reader and writer with a warped sense of humor. Paul Flower is a Michigan native, born in Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, which he says is “about a Michigander as you can get.” Since then he has spent most his life “clinging to the southwest edge of the mitten.”  The son of high school teachers, Flower

NWS Author Next Door update: Cari Noga

Cari Noga was lucky enough to be discovered and picked up by an acquisitions editor at Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Her novel Sparrow Migrations, was re-released by Lake Union Publishing on June 23, 2015 with manuscript revisions which deepen character relationships, a new cover and an audio edition (CD and mp3), as well as ...