Writers' Series Announces 2012 Line-Up

Jan 17, 2012

Novelist Jodi Picoult will appear at the National Writers Series in Traverse City this year. The line-up for the winter and spring was announced today.

Picoult has written nearly 20 books, including the best seller 19 Minutes, a fictional account of a high school shooting in a small town.

Also coming to the book festival in Traverse City this year are journalist and author Anna Quindlen and Michael Sandel, the host of the PBS show "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?".

The founder of the National Writers Series, Doug Stanton, says Sandel teaches one of the most popular classes at Harvard.

"And so for one night only you can get in to Harvard for fifteen bucks. So you've got to show up," Stanton told the crowd.

Stanton also announced plans to start a student writer's workshop in the fall. Students at area public schools will be able to study with guest writers in Traverse City and receive high school credit.