Lake Superior Writers

Fostering a vibrant literary arts community in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin

Lake Superior Writers is one of the largest and most active literary organizations in our area. We work to foster writing communities, provide an audience for literature, and further the artistic development of writers through workshops, readings, and publications.

Lake Superior Writers is pleased to announce that we have assumed responsibility for the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards! We are thrilled to ensure that these long-standing awards will continue. This year we will be judging books published in both 2020 and 2021. Nominations for books are now open, and we are accepting applications for those who would like to serve on a Reading Team. More information is available on the NEMBA web pages on the main menu.

Summer is a quiet time for our Lake Superior Writers events. We use this time to rejuvenate, enjoy the short span of warm summer days, spend time with family and focus on writing projects. We hope you will too!

We will also be lining up a great set of programs that will start in the fall. We hope to bring you new events that will inspire, teach and allow you to network! If you have ideas for offerings you would like us to provide, please email us at


  • Thank you LSW Board Members, for the incredible work you’re doing to lead this organization. Taking the reins of the NEMBA = right on!

    I am so proud to be a member of this group and inspired to see its growth and reach with you all leading the way.

    Felicia Schneiderhan

  • My work got better because I was lifted and supported by an organization comprised of individuals who deeply care.

    Carol Dunbar

  • “This has been a great connection point to meet up with other writers and take classes. The Facebook page is a good place to check in on events.”

    Lucie Amundsen