North Shore Readers and Writers Festival

Date: November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Time: All Day

Location: Grand Marais Art Colony

Event Description

The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is a biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. Readers, writers, and book professionals come together over four days filled with author talks, panel discussions, mini-classes, and craft seminars.

There are fifty unique events happening during this festival, several of which are free! Please visit to view the four day schedule and register for your events.

Festival Authors and Presenters:

Beth Dooley

Julie L’Enfant

Leif Enger

Allen Eskens

Sally Franson

Shannon Gibney

Matt Goldman

Nicole Helget

Geoff Herbach

Lorna Landvik

Mary Moore Easter

David Mura

Sheila O’Connor

Matt Rasmussen

Marcie Rendon

Julie Schumacher

Faith Sullivan

Festival Book Professionals

Ann Regan, Minnesota Historical Society Press

Chris Fischbach, Coffee House

Emily Hamilton, UMP

Rachel Moeller, UMP

Nayt Rundquist, New Rivers Press

Eric Lorberer, Rain Taxi

Katie Dublinski, Graywolf

Local North Shore Presenters:

Hazel Belvo

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

Joan Crosby

Joan Drury

Amy Marie Schmidt

Lake Superior Writers

This event is hosted in partnership with Grand Marais Art Colony and the Grand Marais Public Library, and there is a roaster of amazing event sponsors that we will also be highlighting!

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North Shore Readers and Writers Festival