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National Writers Series Presents: Jane Smiley

City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, United States

The National Writers Series is thrilled to welcome Jane Smiley to Traverse City! She is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres and The Last Hundred Years Trilogy! She’ll take the stage to talk with guest host Anne Marie-Oomen about her new book, Lucky, a soaring, soulful novel about a folk musician who […]

National Writers Series Presents: Erik Larson

City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, United States

Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile, brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two. Larson’s Demon of Unrest appears destined to top the bestseller […]

Chalk Artist- David Zinn Demo and Workshop

Three Pines Studio & Gallery 5959 W. Levering Rd, Cross Village, MI, United States

David shares his whimsical and innovative sidewalk art! Artist David Zinn has charmed millions of followers worldwide with his whimsical and innovative sidewalk art! David show you how to create your own ephemeral masterpieces underfoot using chalk, charcoal and an unfettered imagination. Be prepared to kneel, stoop or sit; kneepads or towels may be useful. […]

Coffee With The Authors: Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Coffee With The Authors is a live, conversational interview with local and regional authors about the craft and process of writing. On August 18 Traverse City poet and teacher Jennifer Sperry Steinorth discusses Her Read, a book-length collage poem. In the tradition of reusing canvases, Steinorth appropriates a seminal text, The Meaning of Art by […]

Artist-In-Residence Talk: T.J. Schwartz

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center continues its 2024 artist’s residencies with Michigan artist T.J. Schwartz. Schwartz will use this time to continue work on mixed media clay sculpture. Schwartz will talk about her project during a public presentation August 22, 10 am. The presentation is free. Schwartz combines clay with textiles, and other needle-worked fibers. […]

National Writers Series Presents: Peter Heller

City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, United States

Don’t miss Peter Heller and his conversation with guest host Doug Stanton about his new novel, Burn. Heller’s tale takes you to the edge of doom with both a blistering warning of a divided country’s political strife and an ode to the salvation of our chosen families. The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes […]

Artist-In-Residence Talk: Ana Kapodistria

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center continues its 2024 artist’s residencies with Canadian photographer Ana Kapodistria. She will use her time to continue work on a project of time-release photographic images. Kapodistria will talk about her project during a public presentation September 5, 10 am. The presentation is free. Through time-release photography, Kapodistria inserts herself into […]

National Writers Series Presents: Jodi Picoult

Lars Hockstad Auditorium 301 W. 7th St, Traverse City, Mi, United States

NWS welcomes international bestseller Jodi Picoult back to the National Writers Series stage to present her newest novel, By Any Other Name, about two women, centuries apart—one of whom is the real author of Shakespeare’s plays—who are both forced to hide behind another name. Young playwright Melina Green has just written a new work inspired […]

Coffee With The Authors: Teresa Scollon

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Coffee With The Authors is a live, conversational interview with local and regional authors about the craft and process of writing. On September 14 Traverse City poet and teacher Teresa Scollon talks about To Embroider The Ground With Prayer, a collection of poems considering her father’s illness, death, and the Michigan farming community in which […]

Artist-In-Residence Talk: Michael Fischer

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center continues its 2024 artist residencies with Illinois writer Michael Fischer. Fischer, who works in creative nonfiction, will work on an essay focused on ecological themes. Fischer will talk about his project during a public presentation September 19, 10 am. The presentation is free. “The essay I’m working on uses the […]

Artist-In-Residence Talk: Elyse Durham

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center continues its 2024 artist residencies with Michigan writer Elyse Durham. She will use this time to continue work on her second novel, Heaven On Earth. Durham will talk about her project during a public presentation October 3, 10 am. The presentation is free. “Many writers get stuck on their second […]