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Celebrating Writers

On March 22, four hundred eighty authors, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers, and others in the literary community gathered in New York City to support Poets & Writers and to celebrate writers at our annual fund-raising dinner.

The Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Awards were presented to Elizabeth George for establishing the Elizabeth George Foundation; Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Christopher Soto, and Javier Zamora for organizing Undocupoets; and Erin Belieu, Cate Marvin, and Ann Townsend for founding VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Paul Slovak of Viking Books received the Editor’s Award for his outstanding and sustained contribution to the publication of poetry and literary prose. Christina Baker Kline served as emcee.

Thanks to the leadership of dinner chair Brian Murray, president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers, the event generated over $500,000 for Poets & Writers’ programs, including Poets & Writers Magazine; the website,; and Readings & Workshops.

Photo Credit: Margarita Corporan