The BWCA Reader

True stories from the woods and waters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.


Overall Essay Winner

“In Those Moments,” by Lee Vue, St. Paul, was judged the overall winning essay. Lee is shown here holding the $250 check awarded for her coming-of-age story based on one of her early visits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.



Guest Authors

Published works from the following authors will be reprinted with their permission in the BWCA Reader, Volume 1.

  • Sam Cook
  • Tom Dickson
  • Michael Furtman
  • Dr. Bruce “The Bug Guy” Giebink
  • “Iron Mike” Hillman


Selected Essays & Authors   

Thanks to all who shared their amazing, touching and surprising BWCA tales. The essays submitted by these authors have been selected for publication in the BWCA Reader, Volume 1

David Arbeit
Jackie Bussjaeger
Susan Jane Cheney
Tom Cherveny
Roxanne Chmielewski
Richard F. and Kathleen K. Collman
Lindsey Dyer
Corey Eastwood
Rachel Garwin
Steve Gendron
Rick Gold
Kate Hathaway
Greg Hedlund
Bill Holden
Lisa and Duncan (Last name withheld by request)
Beth Harrell
Lynn Huemann
Marge Jergenson
Kim Johnson
Kent Kaiser
Pete LeFave
Mac Meade
Donald Marpe
Sarah Meadus
Alex Needham
Mark Peters
Dan Roettger
Chuck Rose
Mary Ann Schultz
Joel Spoonheim
Jeffrey Sheehan
Mike Subialka
Louise (Leoni) Thureen
Gary Titusdahl
Lee Vue
Al Zdon

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