Editors and Authors: Washington, D.C.

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Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers Magazine, leads a conversation with editors Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press and Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books, and authors Jeffrey Yang and Amy Rowland about what it means to be published by an independent press, the author-editor relationship, and how they work together to reach readers.

Indie Editor Roundtable: Washington, D.C.

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Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks with the editors of five independent presses about the kind of work they look to publish and the relationships they cultivate with their authors. Panelists include Abigail Beckel of Rose Metal Press, Robert Giron of Gival Press, Andy Hunter of Black Balloon Publishing and Electric Literature, Kimberly Steele of Augury Books, and Kathleen Wheaton of Washington Writers' Publishing House.

Opportunities and the Role of Community: Washington, D.C.

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Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Elizabeth Bruce, Regie Cabico, Carlos Parada Ayala, and Sarah Browning.

Agents and Editors: New York City

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Michael Szczerban, senior editor at Regan Arts, leads a discussion with agents Amy Berkower of Writers House, Eric Simonoff of the WME Book Department, Molly Friedrich of the Friedrich Literary Agency, and Meredith Kaffel of DeFiore & Company about how editors and agents work together on behalf of authors.

Authors and Agents: New York City

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Jofie Ferrari-Adler, senior editor at Simon & Schuster, leads a conversation with debut authors Mira Jacob and Yelena Akhtiorskaya and agents Jim Rutman of Sterling Lord Literistic and Michelle Tessler of Tessler Literary Agency about the author-agent relationship.

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Why We Write: New York City

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Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers Magazine, leads a conversation with Edward Hirsch, Tayari Jones, Victor LaValle, Roxana Robinson, and Tiphanie Yanique about the personal, political, and professional reasons we choose to write while living in a culture, a family, or a community that doesn’t always value what we do.

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