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The seventh Poets & Writers Live event was held on January 9, 2016, at the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus in Austin. A wealth of prolific authors from the area and beyond—including Elizabeth McCracken, Ben Fountain, David Searcy, Naomi Shihab Nye, Benjamin Percy, Alex Lemon, Susan Schorn, Karan Mahajan, Ebony Stewart, and many more—joined agents, editors, and critics Saeed Jones, Scott Hoffman, Michael Schaub, and Jill Meyers, and the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, for an inspiring day of readings, craft talks, and performances.
The sixth Poets & Writers Live event was held on October 17, 2015, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art's Mediatheque theater. The editors of many of the area's most exciting presses and literary magazines, including Heidi Broadhead of Wave Books, Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press, Kevin Sampsell of Future Tense Books, and Cheston Knapp of Tin House, joined the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine and authors such as Matthew Dickman, Debra Gwartney, Barry Lopez, Elena Passerello, Tom Spanbauer, Justin Taylor, and many more to explore the art of writing and the business of independent publishing.
The fifth Poets & Writers Live event was held on June 20, 2015, at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago and featured Li-Young Lee, Kevin Coval, Haki Madhubuti, Jeff Kleinman, Renée Zuckerbrot, Don Share, Roger Reeves, Edward Kelsey Moore, Jenny Boully, Megan Stielstra, Parneshia Jones, Lindsay Hunter, Stuart Dybek, Marc Kelly Smith, and many other authors, editors, and publishing professionals.
The fourth Poets & Writers Live event was held on January 10, 2015, at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco and featured Joyce Carol Oates, Kay Ryan, D. A. Powell, Wendy Lesser, Yiyun Li, Alejandro Murguía, David Shields, Michelle Tea, Caleb Powell, Keith Devlin, Nick Twemlow, and many other authors, editors, artists, and publishing professionals.
The third Poets & Writers Live event was held on October 25, 2014, at the Library of Congress and featured indie-press editors Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press, Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books, Abigail Beckel of Rose Metal Press, Robert Giron of Gival Press, Andy Hunter of Black Balloon Publishing, Kimberly Steele of Augury Books, and Kathleen Wheaton of Washington Writers' Publishing House; authors Charles D'Ambrosio, Carlos Parada Ayala, Jeffrey Blount, Elizabeth Bruce, Regie Cabico, Amy Rowland, and Jeffrey Yang; and many others.
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.