“… you are likely to be awakened by the haunting call of the loon or inspired by the grace of the bald eagle.”


Since 2003, writers from all over the United States have gathered in an intimate lakeside setting with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Please join us from June 20-26, 2016, for an exciting opportunity to create, collaborate, and commune in the great northwoods.

This year’s faculty members will be announced soon! 

The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference has given hundreds participants from across the United States the opportunity to work closely with award-winning faculty. Past faculty include Natasha Trethewey, Sharon Olds, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Jay Parini, Kevin Young, Rikki Ducornet, Robin Hemley, Wayne Johnson, Sue Silverman, Paisley Rekdal, Rich Wallace, Nancy Willard, Steve Almond, Tim Seibles, Bret Lott, David Jauss, Terrance Hayes, Ron Carlson, Joni Tevis, Judson Mitcham, Camille Dungy, Sheri Joseph, and Rebecca Brown.