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.

Registration opens summer of 2019.

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
  • Linda LeGarde Grover
  • 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 Drury Lane Bookstore and the Grand Marais Public Library.