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 for Festival Classes and Craft Seminars are closed as of October 25, but …

There are still events to attend that do no require registration! These include:

  • The Opening Reception at the Grand Marais Art Colony
    Thursday, November 7, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Free to attend
  • Exhibitors’ Happy Hours at the Grand Marais Art Colony
    November 8 and 9, 4:30 – 5:30 pm both days | Free to attend
  • Festival Keynote Address with Leif Enger
    Thursday, November 7, 7 – 8:30 pm at the Grand Marais Public Library | Free to attend
  • Writing Humor with Sally Franson, Lorna Landvik, and Julie Schumacher
    Friday, November 8, 7 – 8:30 pm at the Grand Marais Public Library | Free to attend
  • Literature, Laughs, and Lorna with Lorna Landvik
    Saturday, November 9, 7 – 8:30 pm at Voyageur Brewing | Free to attend
  • Rush tickets are available at the door for all author talks
    All author talks will take place at Studio 21 at 21 West Highway 61, Tickets are $10 at the door.

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
Lin Salisbury
Felicia Schneiderhan
Marie Zhuikov
Eric Chandler

Event Sponsors: