National Writers Series

Interviews and IPR broadcasts of Traverse City's National Writers Series, founded by Interlochen alumnus and New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton.

New episodes are aired as they become available on Fridays at 1 p.m. on IPR News Radio. 

The first full year of Traverse City's National Writers Series begins this week at the City Opera House.

Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon is the first author in a season that will include best-sellers Tom Brokaw, James Bradley, Peter Matthiessen and others.

Traverse City resident Doug Stanton is one of the founders of the National Writers Series.

He says the series won't simply be another author reading.

New York Times bestseller Elmore Leonard ("Road Dogs" 2009) and his son, novelist Peter Leonard ("Trust Me" 2009) speak as part of the Traverse City National Writers Series. This series features lively conversations with prominent writers, from novelists and short story authors to journalists and television writers. This presentation was recorded in the City Opera House in Traverse City.