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Join us for a day-long event at Chicago's Instituto Cervantes as we explore the writer's journey to publication. This exciting program will offer advice, panel discussions, and conversation with authors, agents, editors, publicists, critics, and other publishing professionals. Check back soon for complete details.

Past Events

The fourth Poets & Writers Live event was held on January 10, 2015, at San Francisco's Brava Theater Center. The program featured a "poetry keynote" by Pulitzer Prize–winner and former U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan, a discussion with authors and publishing professionals about resources for writers in San Francisco; a roundtable on smart self-publishing options; an interactive panel discussion on the Perfect Pitch in which we invited three audience members to join an agent, two editors, and a publicist on stage; a conversation with award-winning poets and writers about why we write; a "quarrel" between David Shields and Caleb Powell over the age-old debate of life vs. art; a multigenre, multimedia “inspiration experiment” featuring acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates; and much more.

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