readers & writers festival 2021

North Shore Readers and Writers Festival

November 1 – 4, 2023

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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.

Join us for 1 – 2 day classes and a variety of author readings. Full event details TBA Spring, 2023.




2019 Festival Attendee

“It was an incredible experience. We met so many warm, down-to-earth people. The 2021 festival is already on our calendar.”

2019 Festival Attendee

“The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is one of my favorite events in our area. It’s stimulating, fun, challenging and educational. My goodness—what avid reader or writer could pass that up?”

Presenting Authors at the 2019 Festival

  • Michael Bazzett
  • 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

Presenting Book Professionals

Ann Regan, Minnesota Historical Society Press
Chris Fischbach, Coffee House Press
Emily Hamilton, University of Minnesota Press
Rachel Moeller, University of Minnesota Press
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
Lin Salisbury
Felicia Schneiderhan
Marie Zhuikov
Eric Chandler

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