Our Events

See our list of Great Lakes Writers Festival events, contests, and local attractions below.

November 7, 2024

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Registration – Lakeland University Bradley Theater Lobby 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reading & Book Signing – Bradley Theater
Purchase a copy of our authors' books and join us at the book signing table in the lobby. 

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Master Class One – Lakeland University, Laun 209
Our master class is a round table opportunity to exclusively meet with the authors for an interactive writing experience that focuses on the author's approach and expertise. 

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Reading, Open Mic & Book Signing -- Jake's Cafe, 529 Ontario Ave, Sheboygan

November 8, 2024

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration – Lakeland University, Laun 209 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Reading and Q&A – Laun 209

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
High School Master Class – Laun 209
High schoolers and their chaperones can enjoy a private and interactive master class that showcases how the authors get inspired and work on their craft, followed by a writing exercise. 

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Master Class Two – Laun 209
Our Master Class is a round table opportunity to exclusively meet with the authors for an interactive writing experience which focuses on the author's approach and expertise. 

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Book Signing – Laun 209

Writing Contest

Feeling inspired after the festival? All participants in the Festival are eligible to submit either one unpublished poem, short story, or personal essay under 5,000 words to our Great Lakes Writers Festival contest. Each piece will be reviewed by Associate Professor of Writing, Jodie Mortag and festival interns. A prize of $100.00 will be awarded to the winning submission. Submission deadline, December 1st.

Email submissions to glwf@lakeland.edu

2023 Writing Contest Winner

“On This Just Start of Day” by Maryann Hurtt

Visitor Information

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