From Poets & Writers, Inc.

POETS & WRITERS IS MORE than a magazine. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving creative writers. We pay fees to writers giving readings and leading workshops, provide information and advice to authors, and help them connect with one another and with audiences. We also sponsor a number of awards and prizes. Learn more at

Poets & Writers Live

On January 11 we launched Poets & Writers Live, a new initiative developed in response to interviews and discussions with nearly a hundred writers. When we asked what Poets & Writers could do (beyond our existing programs and publications) to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers. To meet this need, we came up with Poets & Writers Live. The idea is to bring writers together for offerings based on our expert knowledge of the publishing field, our relationships with many inspiring authors, and our long history in some of the nation’s most vibrant literary communities.

For this initial Poets & Writers Live event, we presented a day of publishing advice, networking, and inspiration at Beyond Baroque, a literary arts center in Venice, California. A lively group of writers gathered to listen, talk, and share their experiences. In time, we hope to offer similar gatherings in other parts of the country. Meanwhile, to see video of the January 11 event, or to listen to portions of it as podcasts, visit

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