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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 will open at 9:00 AM on Monday, February 4, 2019. 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 has attracted writers to Northern Michigan for nearly two decades. Located on the shores of Walloon Lake, the conference offers workshops, panels, readings, craft talks, and good-spirited conversation. Guided hikes and pontoon rides are available, as are canoes and kayaks. Many of our participants have gone on to publish work that they started during the conference; friendships that began in the workshop or around the bonfire have developed and deepened. We’re a community of writers who challenge and support each other, who believe in hard work, camaraderie, and serious play. We hope you’ll consider joining us in 2019!

– Laura Kasischke and Cody Walker,

Co-directors, 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.