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2017 Great Lakes Writers Festival Featured Writers Announced

Karl Elder, host of the Great Lakes Writers Festival, held annually at Lakeland University is proud to announce the featured writers for 2017. Kevin McFadden, an accomplished poet and author of Hardscrabble will be joined by fiction writer Emily Ruskovich, author of Idaho.


Kevin McFadden

photo courtesy of Sam-McPhee

Emily Ruskovich, photo courtesy of Sam-McPhee

Elder announces featured writers for 2015

ATHENS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 8: Alicia Elsbeth is a writer and the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship photographed on September 8, 2011 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images for Homefront TV)ATHENS , GREECE , THURSDAY 8 : ATHENS , GREECE , THURSDAY 8 : Alicia Elsbeth writer recipient of MacArthur Fellowship (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images for Homefront TV)

A.E. Stallings (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)


Nickolas Butler

Karl Elder, host of the Great Lakes Writers Festival held annually in November at Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI is pleased to announce that world renown poet A. E. Stallings will be a featured writer. Stallings is among the finest New Formalist poets in the world.

In addition, Wisconsin novelist Nickolas Butler has agreed to share his insights with festival goers.

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