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Bear River Writers' Conference

Conference Dates Set for 2019!

The 2019 Bear River Writers' Conference will take place on May 30- June 3, 2019. Because conference spots are so coveted, please visit the website in late 2018 for updates on the specific date and time that registration will open. Note: conference registration typically opens in late January/Early February. We look forward to being an important part of your summer of literary inspiration and beauty in 2019.

Be a Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, Bear River Writers' Conference needs you—because the world needs Victors.

The Bear River Writers’ Conference is a place where writers can enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan and meet writers from all over the country. We hope to bring people with general literary interests together with those who are interested in writing about place and the natural environment. We hope the mix will create new ideas that would send writers home with good work to continue. We hope the shores of Walloon Lake, which have already inspired one American classic, Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories, will be a good place to accomplish that goal. After ten years of conferences, and a number of successful publications, it seems to be working!

- Keith Taylor
Director, Bear River Writers' Conference

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Scholarships Available!

The Bear River Scholarship Review Board works to make the conference affordable for all writers. Please visit our scholarships page for more information.