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Poets & Writers’ 50th Anniversary Gala on March 16 has been canceled. We’re sorely disappointed, but made this decision out of a concern for the health and safety of our staff and guests. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate or fulfill your pledge to the gala here.
Oprah Winfrey is the recipient of the Leadership Award. The 2020 winners of the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, which annually honor writers who have given generously to other writers or to the broader literary community, are Michael Chabon and Amanda Gorman.
Please celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us by watching the short animated film linked above.
Many thanks to our generous supporters.
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Poets & Writers extends special thanks to the following for their assistance: Michael Pietsch, Eve Rabinovits, and the staff at Hachette Book Group; Tayari Jones; Susan Isaacs; Nectar Literary; Plan A Advisors; and Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Simon & Schuster, Inc., for gift bag donations. We also thank the vendors who work with us to produce the annual dinner, including event consultant Stephanie Thomas of Stetwin Consulting; Kern Design; Nova Offset; Margarita Corporan Photography; and the staff at Pier Sixty.