Some big name writers started making the trip to Northern Michigan, last night.
The National Writer's Series began with an award-winning television writer.
Chip Johannessen is the Executive Producer of the Showtime program "Homeland" kicked things off last night, at the Traverse City Opera House.
He's also written for popular shows like Beverly Hills 902-10, Dexter, and 24.
And he says Traverse City's reputation is growing out West.
The next writer scheduled to come to Traverse City is Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author, Buzz Bissinger on Tuesday, March 5th.