Author Randy Evans (Walloon Writers Review First Edition & Volume 2) New Novel Now Available!

Great news to share!

Please buy and review my latest novel on Amazon or visit the Michigan Author’s Shelf at McLean & Eakin Booksellers in downtown Petoskey, Michigan.

Updates from our contributors…

Congratulations to poet Thor Bacon, (Volume 3 Not-Painting A Daisy on Mackinac Island). See below!

Dear family, friends & fellow poets,

The ship has landed!  My chapbook of poems is available now on Amazon (and soon via the Red Dragonfly Press website).  Please consider adding a copy to your library, or pass the word along.  Thank you all!



Making the Shore (Emergence Chapbook Series)

Red Dragonfly Press


Creative Writing In Northern Michigan

This summer, an exciting writing opportunity is available in a beautiful setting in the Petoskey -Walloon Lake – Boyne City area. We will add to this list so check back again soon. If you would like to share a writing opportunity or event that takes place in Northern Michigan or the UP, email us at!

Summer 2018

Lavender Hill Farm is announcing a summer series designed to inspire creative writing and memoirs in the beautiful setting of our gardens and grounds. Join us for walks with spectacular views through the lavender fields, then enjoy reflective writing time with experienced memoir writers and coaches. This event includes a notebook, pen and lavender refreshments.

When: July 6th, July 27th, and August 24th 2018 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $80 for all three workshops or $30 for one

To Sign up:

Join Walloon Writers Review in helping Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Win!

On the heels of the good news that Great Lakes protection budget seems for now to be secure in the national budget, Patagonia and Moosejaw Charity Thing have picked two organizations we applaud and support for a winning matching fund pool.

Since Walloon Writers Review began, we have donated a portion of all Submittable fees paid by writers and photographers from our Call For Submissions, along with the checks we received directly, to Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, a non profit organization that works diligently to protect the waters here in this part of Michigan. The fundraiser is exciting and you can find out more on….hoping this link works but it’s also up on our FB page and via our Twitter feed. Join us in supporting this terrific hard working group.

Also on our radar is the Alliance for the Great Lakes, also awesome non-profit working to raise awareness of this unique resource, tracking legislation and hosting a plethora of campaigns & activities that impacts the health and access to our amazing and FRAGILE Great Lakes.

BUT…..they are competing against each other in this fundraiser!! But, either way, we all need to be a part of this.

And how ’bout it-Patagonia and Moosejaw and Crowdrise! Thank you!

Ya just can’t lose either way…can you drop your coffee money in the tin? Coffee is all about the water you use to make it… for more information and for more information


Volume 3 Contributors

If you are curious to find out a bit more about who the contributors are for Volume 3, we are pleased to share the list here. Walloon Writers Review is excited to include submissions about this region from writers and photographers scattered around the country, and in the case of one, beyond our borders. We are honored that these talented individuals shared their creativity with our readers:

Thor Bacon

Macy Chionsini

Thomas Ford Conlan

Linda Gall

Steven W. Huder

Susan Hughes

Melissa Kutsche

Larry Parrott

Joseph S. Pete

Charles Rammelkamp

Mike Schlitt

Jan Shoemaker

Mary Spadoni

Erica Steinweg

Phillip Sterling

Walloon Writers Review Volume 3 at Area Bookstores!

Walloon Writers Review Volume 3 features an exciting collection of creative writing, stories, memories and exceptional photography and now you can find your copy at these independent bookstores:

Between The Covers 106 E. Main St. Harbor Springs

McLean & Eakin Booksellers 307 E. Lake St. Petoskey

Saturn Booksellers 127 W. Main St. Gaylord

Horizon Books 243 E. Front St. Traverse City

See “Where to Find Walloon Writers Review” for direct order.

Volume 3 is a blend of published and amateur writers, poets and both amateur and professional photographers including:

Thor Bacon, Macy Chionsini, Thomas Ford Conlan, Linda Gall, Steven W. Huder, Susan Hughes, Melissa Kutsche, Larry Parrott, Joseph S. Pete, Charles Rammelkamp, Mike Schlitt, Jan Shoemaker, Mary Spadoni, Erica Steinweg, and Philip Sterling. The stunning cover photography was captured by Mike Schlitt.

This edition also includes a special section showcasing the First Place winning prose and poetry by area elementary, middle and high school students from the Crooked Tree Arts Center Annual Young Writers Juried Exposition this past Spring.

Our guest Assistant Editor for Volume 3 is Patty Martin of Marquette, Michigan.

Walloon Writers Review accepts original materials annually during our Call For Submissions. A portion of each submission fee was donated to Tip of The Mitt Watershed Council, a non-profit organization working to protect the vital waterways of the region.