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New York City: Literary Agents 1
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Agents & Authors moderator Jofie Ferrari-Adler (far left) with panelists Michelle Tessler, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Jim Rutman, and Mira Jacob.

New York City: Literary Agents 2
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Agent Michelle Tessler (center) discusses the author-agent relationship with Simon & Schuster editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler (left) and author Yelena Akhtiorskaya.

New York City: Literary Agents 3
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Debut author Yelena Akhtiorskaya (center) discusses the author-agent relationship with agents Michelle Tessler (left) and Jim Rutman. 

New York City: Literary Agents 4
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Agent Jim Rutman of Sterling Lord Literistic (center) discusses the author-agent relationship with debut authors Yelena Akhtiorskaya (left) and Mira Jacob.

New York City: Literary Agents 5
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Mira Jacob (right), author of the debut novel The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, discusses the author-agent relationship with agent Jim Rutman.

New York City: Literary Agents 6
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Simon & Schuster editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler, who moderated the Agents & Authors panel with agents Michelle Tessler and Jim Rutman and debut authors Yelena Akhtiorskaya and Mira Jacob.

New York City: Literary Agents 7
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Audience members listen to advice from literary agents during the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014, in New York City.

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Audience members listen to advice from literary agents during the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014, in New York City.

New York City: Literary Agents 9
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Poet Edward Hirsch (left) talks about writing with fiction writer Tayari Jones during the Why We Write panel at the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014, in New York City.

New York City: Literary Agents 9.1
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Fiction writer Tayari Jones (center) talks about why we write with poet Edward Hirsch (left) and fiction writer Victor LaValle.

New York City: Literary Agents 9.2
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Fiction writer Victor LaValle (center) talks about why we write with moderator Kevin Larimer (far left), poet Edward Hirsch, and fiction writers Tayari Jones, Roxana Robinson, and Tiphanie Yanique.

New York City: Literary Agents 9.3
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Tiphanie Yanique (right), author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning, talks about why she writes with novelist Roxana Robinson.

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Novelist Roxana Robinson (left) talks with audience members following the panel on Why We Write at the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014.

New York City: Literary Agents 9.5
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Poet Edward Hirsch (right) speaks with an audience member following the Why We Write panel at the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014.

New York City: Literary Agents 9.6
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Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, introduces poet Frank Bidart at the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014.

New York City: Literary Agents 9.7
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Poet Frank Bidart reads from his collection Metaphysical Dog at the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014.

New York City: Literary Agents 9.8
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Poet Frank Bidart (left) and novelist William Giraldi field questions from the audience during a Q&A session following Bidart's poetry reading on June 21, 2014.

The Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014, featured agents Amy Berkower, Eric Simonoff, Molly Friedrich, Meredith Kaffel, Jim Rutman, and Michelle Tessler; editors Michael Szczerban and Jofie Ferrari-Adler; and authors Frank Bidart, Edward Hirsch, Roxana Robinson, Tayari Jones, Victor LaValle, Mira Jacob, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Tiphanie Yanique, William Giraldi, Tina Chang, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Karma Mayet Johnson, and Rich Vallar.

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Los Angeles: Inspiration 1
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Featured reader Dani Shapiro talks with an audience member following the inaugural Poets & Writers Live event in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 2
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Panelist Rick Lupert talks about opportunities for writers in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 3
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Panelist Ron Carlson talks about why he writes.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 4
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Audience members talk during a break.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 5
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Panelist Ron Carlson (left) talks with featured reader Dani Shapiro.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 6
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Panelist Traci Kato-Kiriyama talks about opportunities for writers in Los Angeles.

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Why We Write panelists (from left) Ron Carlson, Harryette Mullen, Charles Yu, and Meghan Daum.

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Featured reader Dani Shapiro, author most recently of Still Reading: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9
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Audience members talk during a break.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.1
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Opportunities in LA panelists Traci Kato-Kiriyama (left) and Lauren Humphrey.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.2
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Why We Write panelist Meghan Daum (right) talks with an audience member.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.3
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Featured reader Dani Shapiro.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.4
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Poets & Writers managing director Melissa Ford Gradel (right) talks with an audience member.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.5
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From left: poet Harryette Mullen, Poets & Writers editor in chief Kevin Larimer, and fiction writer Charles Yu.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.6
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Why We Write panelist Charles Yu (left) talks with Opportunities in LA panelist Traci Kato-Kiriyama.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.7
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From left: former director of Poets & Writers’ California office and Readings/Workshops (West) Cheryl Klein with Opportunities in LA panelists Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Lauren Humphrey, Rick Lupert, and Terry Wolverton.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.8
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Why We Write panelist Harryette Mullen.

Los Angeles: Inspiration 9.9
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The inaugural Poets & Writers Live event was held at the literary arts center Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles.

January 11, 2014

The Poets & Writers Live event on January 11, 2014, featured Dani Shapiro, Ron Carlson, Charles Yu, Meghan Daum, Harryette Mullen, Lauren Humphrey, Rick Lupert, Tracy Kato-Kirayama, Terry Wolverton, Cheryl Klein, and Kevin Larimer.

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