Bear River Writers' Conference

Boyne City, Michigan, United States


Details
May 30 - Jun 3, 2019

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:February 4, 2019
TUITION / COST:$645-$905
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
https://lsa.umich.edu/bearriver/scholarships/apply.html

CONTACT: Jeremy Mitchell
PHONE: Contact:734-763-2342 Location: 231-582-9
EMAIL: bearriver-questions@umich.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/bearriver/

The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, discussions, nature walks, and time for writing.

The Bear River Writers’ Conference has attracted writers to Northern Michigan for nearly two decades. Located on the shores of Walloon Lake, the conference offers workshops, panels, readings, craft talks, and good-spirited conversation. Guided hikes and pontoon rides are available, as are canoes and kayaks. Many of our participants have gone on to publish work that they started during the conference; friendships that began in the workshop or around the bonfire have developed and deepened. We’re a community of writers who challenge and support each other, who believe in hard work, camaraderie, and serious play.

Bear River Writers' Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, 3187 Angell Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003. (734) 764-4139. Keith Taylor, Director. bearriver@umich.edu www.lsa.umich.edu/bearriver


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Laura Kasischke (Co-director); Cody Walker (Co-director); X.J. Kennedy (Special Guest); Desiree Cooper (Flash Fiction); Jerry Dennis (Personal Essay and Nature Writing); V.V. "Sugi" Ganeshananthan (Fiction); A. Van Jordan (Poetry); Mardi Link (Memoir); Thomas Lynch (Poetry and Essay); Diane Seuss (Poetry); Richard Tillinghast (Poetry and Essay); Douglas Trevor (Fiction); Catherine Wing (Poetry); Eric McHenry (Manuscript Consultant); Polly Rosenwaike (Manuscript Consultant -Prose)


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Location

Camp Michigania
3006 Camp Sherwood Road
Boyne City
Michigan, United States
49712



Bear River Writers' Conference

The Bear River Writers’ Conference has attracted writers to Northern Michigan for nearly two decades. Located on the shores of Walloon Lake, the conference offers workshops, panels, readings, craft talks, and good-spirited conversation. Guided hikes and pontoon rides are available, as are canoes and kayaks. Many of our participants have gone on to publish work that they started during the conference; friendships that began in the workshop or around the bonfire have developed and deepened. We’re a community of writers who challenge and support each other, who believe in hard work, camaraderie, and serious play. We hope you’ll consider joining us!

Registration for the 2019 conference opens at 9am EST on Monday, February 4.