2018 Women Writers Weekend

Welcome to the 2018 Women Writers Weekend!


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and Traverse City Tourism are thrilled to present the 2018 Women Writers Weekend in Traverse City, MI, from October 19-21. With leaves ablaze in their autumn colors and fall harvests ready for sampling, there's no better place to find inspiration and relaxation than Northern Michigan. 

The Women Writers Weekend brings together top travel writers and bloggers from across the Midwest to experience the charm of Traverse City and the hospitality of the Resort. Speakers will be joining at meal times to talk about trends and best practices of the writing industry, and networking opportunities will abound throughout the weekend.

Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of events and activities. 


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Friday, October 19

Early Arrival Guests
Enjoy a complimentary bike rental, courtesy of Traverse City Tourism, and explore the Traverse City Area Recreation (TART) Trail. View trail maps here to prepare for your DIY color tour!

Event Schedule

  • Check in: 4:00 p.m. (early check in available)

  • 4:30 p.m. Welcome reception  

  •  4:45 p.m. Resort overview presentation: Jillian Manning

  • 5:00 p.m. Traverse City overview presentation: Jenny Jenness

  • 5:20 p.m. Shuttle departs for wine tasting and dinner

  • 6:00 p.m. Wine tour, tasting, and dinner at Chateau Chantal, hosted by Traverse City Tourism

  • 9:30 p.m. Return to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

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SATURDAY, October 20

Event Schedule

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Sunday, October 21

Event Schedule

Late Departure Guests

Take a shuttle to downtown Traverse City for the ultimate Northern Michigan Scavenger Hunt. Find as many of the items below as you can and snap a photo. The winner will receive a prize!


All sponsored activities mentioned above will be complimentary, including lodging. We ask only that you provide your own travel to and from the event.


Questions? Contact Jillian Manning at [email protected]

Jillian Manning




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