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North Shore Readers and Writers Festival

November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019

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The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival

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. There are 50 unique events happening during this festival!

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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

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 Grand Marais Art Colony and the Grand Marais Public Library, and there is a roaster of amazing event sponsors that we will also be highlighting!


November 7, 2019
November 10, 2019
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Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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