Resources for Writers, Readers and Photographers…a creative community

Great opportunities are shared among friends and colleagues and here in the creative community.  Here are opportunities to write, attend a reading or showing of photography or art, or learn about other places to share your creativity or experience others.  Don’t be shy to attend, even if you can’t find a winger to come along…this is Michigan!  We welcome your Northern Michigan, UP, Michigan or Great Lakes events or news here.  We can not possibly include everything…no offense to greatness.  We hope you will consider this a resource and an inlet to creative news you may not have heard.


Literary Magazine Resources

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New  ( based in beautiful Bay City, Michigan is the key national resource for literary magazines, writing contests, and other resources to build upon your writing and reading success. is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more. Reviews, contests, upcoming deadlines for submissions, continuing education, news and even online purchasing of lit mags is available.  Check out their well organized Call for Submissions and grow!


Creative Magazines and opportunity to cast your net across Lake Michigan

Esthetic Lens ( Esthetic Lens is devoted to highlighting creative excellence, and generally interesting stuff. Chicago visual artist Dave Roth founded this amazing access to all folks creative in the region. A richly designed and quite well written digital magazine Esthetic Lens Magazine “is devoted to providing space for creative people working in all media and format – art, music, poetry, literature, criticism, dance, food…”  Here you’ll find interviews with creative, images that pop off the pages and great resources.

The founder Dave Roth provided this bio: Dave Roth is a slave to way too many muses. He grew up in southeast Michigan, and graduated with a BFA in sculpture and advertising design from Wayne State University in 1988. Childhood summers were often spent in northern Michigan, in and around Traverse City.
He lives in Chicago, Illinois, and works as a user experience architect. In his spare time he runs Esthetic Lens Magazine, and tries to find time to make sculpture and play guitar.
In addition to creative people, he loves dogs, bourbon, and most of all, his son.
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Writing Events

Writing Series this summer at Lavender Hill Farm near Walloon Lake, Petoskey and Boyne City!

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: