Poets & Writers Live: San Francisco Highlights

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The second year of Poets & Writers Live debuted with an event at the Brava Theater in San Francisco on January 10, 2015, featuring a "poetry keynote" by Pulitzer Prize–winner and former U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan; conversations about inspiration and the writing life with dozens of authors, including Michelle Tea, David Shields, Wendy Lesser, and D. A. Powell; advice from agent Danielle Svetcov and other publishing professionals; a multigenre, multimedia “inspiration experiment” featuring dancer Sarah Fiske and musician Ben Arthur; and much more.

Poetry and Science with Kay Ryan

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Kay Ryan reads selected poems for "Poetry & Science: A Shared Exploration," an event cohosted by Litquake and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center's Hellman Visiting Artist Program. Ryan's latest poetry collection, Erratic Facts (Grove Press, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Kay Ryan

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"If I didn't have poetry, I would not have access to the most interesting part of my mind." Pulitzer Prize–winner and former U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan speaks with the Aspen Institute and offers advice to young poets. Ryan will deliver the "poetry keynote" on January 10 at the Poets & Writers Live event in San Francisco.

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