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Lake Superior Writers supports the artistic development of writers and fosters a vibrant literary arts community in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

LSW-logo-webWe have over 200 members across the Arrowhead region of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, and 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
P.O. Box 3034
Duluth, Minnesota 55803

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Members: To send items for the monthly newsletter NorthWords, including calls for submissions, publication announcements, and area literary events, please use the submission link at NorthWords Submissions

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.

2021 Lake Superior Writers Board of Directors

Mary Bode, Social Media Co-Lead

Molly Hoeg, Technology Projects

Brian Matuszak, Events Lead

Leslie Mehle, Chair and Membership Lead

Chris Marcotte, Special Projects

Kelsey Roseth, Social Media Co-Lead

Jeni Torgerson, Administrator

Vickie Youngquist-Smith, Vice Chair, Contest Lead