Community Programs

Bemidji State University offers a variety of continuing education.  In addition, BSU is a partner in select community events.  Below is a current listing of the 2019 offerings.


Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake FestivalBike Bemidji logo_blue

June 15, 2019

Pre-registration required.  Check-in at The Sanford Center west parking lot with rolling start between 7:30-10:00 am.  All skill levels can enjoy this bike ride around Lake Bemidji!  It is not a race but rather a festive event. Safety is a high priority.  Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended.  Reflective bike stickers will also be available while supplies last.  All participants who register early will receive a discounted rate and a t-shirt as a memento.  For more information visit www.bikebemidji.com.


Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

June 17-23, 2019

Since 2003, writers from all over the United States have gathered in an intimate lakeside setting with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

This year’s workshop faculty members are Peter Orner (Fiction), Camille Dungy (Poetry), Ada Limón (Poetry), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Poetry & Creative Nonfiction Hybrid), and Dustin Parsons (Creative Nonfiction) .

And the award-winning and acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes will be our Distinguished Visiting Writer. 

Conference Workshop includes: intimate classroom atmosphere with visiting faculty, daily craft talks, editor’s talk, evening reading series, publishing seminar, all afternoon events, five conference meals.  28 CEUs available.

Auditor’s Option includes: daily craft talks, editor’s talk, evening reading series, publishing seminar, all afternoon events, five conference meals.

For more information visit:www.northwoodswriters.org


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