National Writers Series

The National Writers Series is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging world-renowned authors in meaningful conversations. Founded in 2010 by reporter Anne Stanton, New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton, and attorney Grant Parsons, NWS has hosted nearly 200 authors including luminaries like Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Alice Walker (The Color Purple), Tom Brokaw (The Greatest Generation), Mary Doria Russell (The Sparrow / Children of God), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Over 70,000 people have attended our events throughout the years, and we’ve helped sell over 18,000 books through local bookstores. Our live events take place at the historic City Opera House in Traverse City, while our virtual events are available around the world via Zoom or YouTube live-streaming. Our author events fuel our Raising Writers programs, which help students express themselves, explore the world through reading, develop their imaginations, and think critically.

PO Box 5833
Traverse City, MI