Lake Superior Writers was an outgrowth of the Depot Outreach Program of the mid-1990s. When Depot Outreach lost its funding, area writers worked together and filed to become Lake Superior Writers in 1998. We are a 501(c)3 organization.

Lake Superior Writers has nearly 200 members throughout northeastern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, the Twin Cities, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Members range from professional writers to individuals who are new to creative writing.

2021 Program Highlights:

  • A virtual workshop featuring Felicia Schneiderhan taught us a new approach to writing short fiction.
  • Our annual writing contest welcomed submissions in four different categories
    related to the theme “Lockdown.”
  • We launched a virtual Book Club and invited authors Linda LeGarde Grover and Danielle Sosin to tell us about their writing process and inspiration.
  • Publicist Krista Soukup and author Frank Weber’s “Getting Published” workshop
    took us through the publishing process.

 Ongoing Activities:

  • Our monthly online newsletter NorthWords offers regional literary news, events, publication launches, readings, contests, and opportunities.
  • The LSW Blog welcomes your creative ideas!
  • Superior Shares, our monthly virtual open-mic night, gives writers the opportunity
    to share their work with a wider audience.
  • Our virtual Writers’ Cafe connects writers to discuss inspiration, advice, and much more.
  • The Events page shares information about upcoming classes, workshops,
    and programs!

Membership Benefits

Benefits include free or reduced prices for our workshops, attendance at monthly open writing groups, subscription and free listings in our online newsletter, and an invitation to LSW’s annual meeting and contest reading.

Memberships start at $35/year.