An Evening with Barbara McQuade

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

America is under attack and the weapon is disinformation. So says Barbara McQuade, a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, a former U.S. District Attorney of Eastern Michigan, and a University of Michigan law professor. Barbara writes about how authoritarians throughout history have manipulated the truth to advance their own agendas in her new […]

National Writers Series Presents: Don Winslow

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

Legendary author Don Winslow will take the National Writers Series stage to promote City in Ruins–the explosive conclusion of his epic Danny Ryan trilogy. (But no worries, although it follows City on Fire and City of Dreams, you can read the three novels in any order.) Don Winslow—an international bestselling author, former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, […]

National Writers Series Presents: Tommy Orange

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

The National Writers Series is pleased to bring Tommy Orange—author of the bestselling novel, There There—to Traverse City! A Pulitzer-Prize finalist, Orange delivers another masterpiece in Wandering Stars, which was just chosen by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 most anticipated books for 2024!

National Writers Series Presents: Hampton Sides

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

The New York Times bestselling author of “Blood and Thunder” and “Ghost Soldiers,” Hampton Sides now tells the epic tale of Captain Cook’s last and fatal journey that began in 1776. At once a ferociously-paced story of adventure on the high seas and a searching examination of the complexities and consequences of the Age of […]

Taking Flight With Amy Tan

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

Bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club to talk about her newest book, The Backyard Bird Chronicles. In 2016, Amy Tan, famed author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter, grew overwhelmed by the state of the world. Hatred and misinformation became a daily presence on social media, and the country felt more […]