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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U.S. Army Captain (ret.) Luis Carlos Montalván served this country for 17 years, including multiple combat tours. He was decorated with two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge, among other awards for combat and military service.
He will discuss his New York Times bestseller Until ...
Donald Lystra – engineer turned writer who divides his time between a home and Ann Arbor, Michigan and a century old farmhouse in Leelanau County, and a Great Lakes, Great Reads author.
Born in 1945 and raised in different parts of Michigan, Donald Lystra received degrees in electrical engineering and sociology from the University of Michigan.
Richard Fidler - teacher, family guy, and history buff. These days you will likely find him on field trips noted for “mud, sand, mosquitoes and wildflowers.”
“I am overeducated,” says Fidler. He has a BA in Far Eastern Languages, BA in Biology, MS in Biology, and a doctorate in Education, all from the University of Michigan. “My education ...
NWS Author Next Door: Elizabeth Buzzelli made a Writers Minute appearance this week that will send chills down your spine. Buzzelli is the featured NWS Author Next Door Spotlight for September. Read all about it.
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli — she murders for a living and is an expert on poisons, hangings, fingerprints, and DNA.
Elizabeth is a mystery writer and journalist with six published novels that include Gift of Evil, Dead Dancing Women, Dead Floating Lovers, Dead Sleeping Shaman, and Dead Dogs and Englishmen (Midnight Ink). She reviews for the ...
Aaron Stander—a novelist, poet, passionate reader, radio show host and in his spare time, a kayaker.
Aaron spent most of his adult years in the Detroit area, where he taught English and trained writing teachers. In 2000 he and his wife left college teaching positions and moved permanently to their cottage near Traverse City. He is the author ...
Mo Gerhardt – a medical miracle, basketball radio analyst, Spartan, proud uncle, and now, a memoirist.
Mo was born in Traverse City and at the age of eight he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and was told by doctors he would be lucky to live beyond his teens. In the fall of 2006, at the age of 28, Mo’s diagnosis was changed to a
The National Writers Series is offering Summer Writing Workshops for students of all ages.
Register now! Each workshop has a maximum participation of 15 students.
HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
Developing Voice for Any Occasion
Grades 9-12 | August 12-16, 9-11am
Front Street Writers Studio, 123 W. Front Street
Creativity is contagious, so we will work ...