David Sedaris

David Sedaris

“Traverse 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 US on my knees for another fine day at the National Writers...
Colum McCann

Colum McCann

“Traverse City wrung my tired soul out. I got a chance to spend some time with the young writers of tomorrow, part of the National Writers Series, and then I read in the magnificent old Opera House. All the ghosts of the past and the voices of the future in one very...
Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn

“The National Writers Series is a consistently fun, smart, and warm gathering for book lovers—whether they be readers or writers or both. It’s one of my favorites.”
Rochelle Riley

Rochelle Riley

Rochelle Riley Website Rochelle Riley is Director of Arts and Culture for the city of Detroit. The author, essayist and arts advocate ended a nearly 20-year stint in 2019 as a columnist for the Detroit Free Press, where she was a leading voice for children, education,...
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