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Michigan Writers is a community of writers, poets, editors, teachers, critics, readers, designers, booksellers — and everyone else who values the written word.

What We Do

We publish Dunes Review and the Michigan Writers Cooperative Press. We share what we know and invite experts to teach us what we don’t.

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Michigan Writers is a membership organization. We pool resources to do together what we can’t do alone. Above all, we encourage, connect and inspire ourselves and our writing community.

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  • We had a great time at the Prompts Party at The Parlor - Traverse City last night. Here are the writing prompts from the evening -- where would you have taken these with your prose, poems, fiction, nonfiction, play, etc.? Happy birthday! Thermometer The neighbors Patch Ring Aquarium Driving solo Garage sale "I wish I fit in..." Keep an eye out for announcements regarding future Write-In events!
    February 8, 2017
  • Prompts Party at The Parlor - Traverse City this Tuesday!
    February 5, 2017
  • One week from tonight, there's a Prompts Party at The Parlor - Traverse City, and everyone's invited!
    January 31, 2017
  • Poets, don't forget that tomorrow night, January 30, is Poets Meet Musicians, at 7PM at Acoustic Mead Tap Room (119 N. Maple, Traverse City), a free, monthly event to share both poetry and music. Also, did you know that Open Read Poetry has moved to The Workshop Brewing Company? The next Open Read is Monday, February 6. Sign up for 5 minutes of mic time to read your own poem or a poem from a favorite author. This is a great opportunity to polish your spoken performance and meet other poets.
    January 29, 2017
  • Mark your calendars for Poets Meet Musicians at 7PM on Monday, January 30, at Acoustic Mead Tap Room (119 N. Maple, Traverse City). The public is invited to this free, monthly event to share both poetry and music. Bring some poetry or some songs to perform. Mingle with other poets, musicians, and local performers. All levels of experience are welcome!
    January 24, 2017
  • Psst, Michigan Writers Members! Don't miss out on your chance to be selected by blind drawing for a $250 scholarship! The two lucky members whose names are drawn will be able to use their scholarship toward tuition for an Interlochen Writers Retreat, or another writers retreat, conference, or workshop of your choosing (subject to MW approval). Not a current member? There's still time to become a member (http://www.michwriters.org/join) and be entered into the drawing! Already a member? Click below for the entry form. Entries must be received by February 15, 2017.
    January 23, 2017
  • January 15, 2017
  • If you are lucky enough to get your hands on the Fall 2016 issue of NMC Magazine, you'll find the work of three Michigan Writers members inside. Congratulations Rachel Harden, Susan Odgers and Liam Strong. If you can't find one of the prized hard copies, check out the digital version of "Adventure, The Journey Within."
    January 12, 2017
  • January 9, 2017
  • Submissions are open for the William J. Shaw Memorial Prize for Poetry until February 1! Eligibility is limited to Michigan residents living on or north of US-10. Winners' poetry will be published in the Winter / Spring 2017 issue of Dunes Review. We look forward to reading your work! For more details and to submit your poems, please visit: https://dunesreview.submittable.com/submit/16876/william-j-shaw-memorial-prize-for-poetry
    January 17, 2017
  • Do you draw inspiration to create poetry or prose from the collective buzz of other writers? Tonight at 6:30, join us at The Parlor - Traverse City for an event that combines delicious craft cocktails with writing among writers. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/381974672155962/
    January 9, 2017

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