The merging of two great series and many creative minds will take place in Traverse City on Thursday. Wayne State University Press will be partnering with the National Writers Series of Traverse City to showcase a few of Michigan’s finest authors from the WSU Press Made in Michigan Writers Series.
“The Made in Michigan Writers Series is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan’s diverse voices,” shares the Wayne State University Press site. “The series publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state’s artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.”
On Thursday, April 28th, authors from the award-winning Made in Michigan series Bonnie Jo Campbell, Michael Zadoorian, Michael Delp, and Jack Driscoll will be taking the stage at the City Opera House “for an exciting conversation on writing, creative collaboration, and the life of the artist.”*
In addition to the evening at the Opera House, a variety of other great events such as bookstore readings, school workshops, and writing classes for adults are scheduled as part of the National Writers Series which runs from April 26-28th.
What exactly is the National Writers Series of Traverse City? “It is a year-round book festival in Traverse City that brings some of the brightest celebrities of the literary world to Northern Michigan,” informs the WSU site. The series “is dedicated to bringing to life great conversations with today’s best-selling authors, journalists, and premier storytellers in a lively setting.”
If you’re looking for a field trip, all of this talent under one roof on one night is sure to make for an amazing evening. NLR will be covering the Made in Michigan Opera House event so be sure to check back in.
– As always, support your local bookstores, libraries, and universities. It matters.
Post by Megan Shaffer
– You can click here for a full list of NWS events taking place next week.
*from WSU newsletter