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North Shore Readers and Writers Festival










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.

There are fifty unique events happening during this festival, several of which are free! Please visit to view the four day schedule and register for your events. 

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!

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:30pm to Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:00am
12 E. Wisconsin St.
Grand Marais, MN 55604