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National Writers Series

1200 W. Eleventh St, Suite 231
Traverse City, MI 49684
United States
Regions: North
Phone: (231) 486-6868
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The National Writers Series is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging world-renowned authors in meaningful conversations. Since 2010, NWS has hosted nearly 200 authors, including luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker, Jodi Picoult, Scott Turow, and Gillian Flynn.

Throughout the years, over 70,000 people have attended our events, and we’ve helped sell over 18,000 books through local bookstores. Our events are traditionally held at the historic City Opera House in Traverse City, though we have continued the conversation via virtual events on Zoom since April 2020.

Our author events fuel our Raising Writers programs, which help students express themselves, explore the world through reading, develop their imaginations, and think critically. Learn more at

About the National Writers Series

What is the National Writers Series? We're a year-round book festival, dedicated to bringing great authors to Traverse City for illuminating conversations (both live and virtual) while also helping students become better writers all year long.


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