We created Poets & Writers Live in 2013 in response to interviews and discussions with writers from all over the country. When we asked what Poets & Writers could do to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers. So, we came up with a living, breathing version of what Poets & Writers already offers: Poets & Writers Live.
So far, we’ve visited Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Portland, Austin, and San Francisco. Our most recent event was held on January 14 and 15, 2017, in San Francisco. It was a two-day celebration of creativity with more than thirty speakers, panelists, and performers, including United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; best-selling novelist and author of Purity, Jonathan Franzen; New Yorker staff writer and author of The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean; acclaimed poet and former United States Poet Laureate Kay Ryan; writer and activist Ishmael Reed; renowned poet Jane Hirshfield; and many others.
Watch this space for information about the next Poets & Writers Live!