North Shore Readers and Writers Festival

November 7 – 10, 2019 

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.

This event is hosted in partnership with Drury Lane Bookstore and the Grand Marais Public Library.

Registration Notes

Are you a member? Make sure to have your discount code ready to apply at the time of check out. Click to the LEFT of where it says to enter your promotional code and the field will pop up. The code cannot be applied retroactively.

Would you like to become a member? Call the Art Colony before registering to take care of that step and to receive your discount code. The code cannot be applied retroactively.

Proceed through registration by going day by day through the events. You will first see the session descriptions and then below them, you will find the tickets for each event. As you toggle through the days your cart will fill with your selections. You can always return to the Event List to add more to your cart before proceeding to check out and your selections will remain in your cart.

Note that there is no full festival pass option this year. Everything is ala carte.

Interested in joining us for the Friday or Saturday lunchtime reading panels? Note that you need to register for the event itself and then should you want a catered lunch, there is a separate ticket to select for that fee.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

  • Cancellations 30 days in advance: 100% refund minus $25 processing fee.
  • Cancellations 14 – 29 days in advance: 50% refund minus.
  • Cancellations after October 25: No refunds.
  • Session Transfers: $25 processing fee.
  • Cancellations or Transfers on payments less than $25: 40$ processing fee.

As always, call us with any questions: 218-387-2737.

This Year’s Presenting Authors:

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
Amy Woschek Schmidt
Felicia Schneiderhan
Marie Zhuikov
Eric Chandler

Event Sponsors: