Welcome to a gathering place for creative writers

When LSW was founded in 1998, we adopted the crow as the symbol of our “flock.” Writers love metaphors, and we’ve often debated its significance. Crows like to collect shiny objects, and they make a lot of noise when they get together. Turns out, it started with a tablecloth. But that’s another story….


Lake Superior Writers’ mission is to support the artistic development of writers and to foster a vibrant literary arts community in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

LSW has over 200 members across the Arrowhead region of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, but we welcome all who are interested in meeting writers and learning more about the craft. We offer resources for creative writers at all levels, including: writing workshops, writing groups, a monthly online newsletter NorthWords and an annual writing contest. Join us to learn, connect with fellow writers, participate in readings, join a writing group, see what’s happening on the Northland’s literary scene and learn about contests and other opportunities in our region and across the country! Basic Membership is $35 annually; check out our membership page to learn more–pay by credit card or download a membership form which you can mail to us with a check. Thank you so much for your support!

Lake Superior Writers
1301 Rice Lake Road
Suite 129
Duluth, Minnesota 55811

Email us at writers@lakesuperiorwriters.org or leave us a message at 218-722-3094. Please allow several days for a response; our office isn’t regularly staffed, but we check our voicemail regularly.

To send items for the monthly newsletter NorthWords, including calls for submissions, publication announcements, and area literary events, please email calendar@lakesuperiorwriters.org.

Lake Superior Writers prohibits discrimination in its programs, membership, and board of directors on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status. Lake Superior Writers is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status.

2014-2015 Lake Superior Writers Board of Directors

Leslie Williamson White, Chair
Marty Sozansky, Recording Secretary
Linda Melcher, Treasurer
Marie Zhuikov – Contest
Marion Gustafson – Membership
John Sorensen


Lake Superior Writers is seeking new board members to help the organization grow and to provide the local literary community with quality events and opportunities. Board membership terms are three years. Please email a letter of interest and your resume to: writers@lakesuperiorwriters.org.  Please write “Board Membership” in the subject line.