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.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Writers Cafe
Pour a cup of coffee or tea and join us at 9:30 am
for a meetup with fellow writers the second Saturday of each month.
Free, Open to All

A Different Engine: Ways to Power your Writing
In four weekly sessions in March, Sheila Packa will explore different “engines” that power a piece of writing and strengthen the voice of a poem or the voice of a character.
Open to All

Writing Historical Fiction and Dialog Workshop
February 7 & 14 Candace Simar will present this 2-part workshop on the secrets of writing historical fiction and writing dialog that conveys the culture and time period.
Open to All

Book Club for Writers
Here, we bring authors in to talk about the craft and what it took to write the book before a Q&A session and discussion. Next selection: TBD
Free, Open to All


  • 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