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

Aerial121 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 in 2019 from Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23 for an exciting opportunity to create, collaborate, and commune in the great northwoods.

This year’s workshop faculty members are Peter Orner (Fiction), Camille Dungy (Poetry), Ada Limón (Poetry), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Poetry & Creative Nonfiction Hybrid), and Dustin Parsons (Creative Nonfiction) .

And the award-winning and acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes will be our Distinguished Visiting Writer. 

NOTE: We’ve got another phenomenal faculty for 2019, and will be updating the faculty and application pages in the coming weeks. Please check back with us.  

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 Steve Almond, Judy Blunt, Geoffrey Brock, Jericho Brown, Rebecca Brown, Derick Burleson, Ron Carlson, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Matt de la Peña, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Natalie Diaz, Mark Doty, Rikki Ducornet, Camille Dungy, Danielle Evans, Terrance Hayes, David Gessner, Joy Harjo, Janice N. Harrington, Robin Hemley, Edward Hirsch, Ravi Howard, LeAnne Howe, David Jauss, Mat Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Sheri Joseph, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Judith Kitchen, Lorraine Lopez, Bret Lott, Donna Masini, Wayne Miller, Judson Mitcham, Ander Monson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Dan O’Brien, Sharon Olds, Jay Parini, Tina Parke-Sutherland, Paisley Rekdal, Tim Seibles, Sue Silverman, Tracy K. Smith, Joni Tevis, Natasha Trethewey, Rich Wallace, Nancy Willard, and Kevin Young.