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The fifth Poets & Writers Live event was held at Chicago's Instituto Cervantes on June 20, 2015. The program explored the writer's journey from inspiration to publication and featured a "poetry keynote" by acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee, followed by panel discussions on resources for writers in Chicago; how to prepare the perfect pitch to agents, editors, and other publishing professionals; tips for savvy self-publishing; and the ins and outs of the editor-author relationship; as well as breakout sessions with New York City agents Jeff Kleinman and Renée Zuckerbrot and Poetry magazine editor Don Share; craft talks with poet Roger Reeves, novelist Edward Kelsey Moore, and essayist Jenny Boully; live-lit performances by Megan Stielstra, Parneshia Jones, and Lindsay Hunter; and much more. A highlight of the program was a reading and discussion with Chicago literary icons Stuart Dybek and Marc Kelly Smith.

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