National Writers Series' Doug Stanton on the importance of writing

Traverse City isn't just home to one of the largest national festivals in the country, it's also home to the National Writers Series thanks to New York Times best-selling author Doug Stanton.

The event brings the country's most beloved authors to the City Opera House stage and engage them in conversation about their writing life, their newest book and the finer points of writing. NWS also offers writing workshops, including the Front Street Writers-a free, for-credit creative writing course offered in partnership with Traverse City Area Public Schools. Our guest writers often visit area classrooms and chat with students, a highly transformative experience for dozens of aspiring, young writers.

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