The seventh Poets & Writers Live event was held on January 9, 2016, at the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus in Austin. A wealth of prolific authors from the area and beyond—including Elizabeth McCracken, Ben Fountain, David Searcy, Naomi Shihab Nye, Benjamin Percy, Alex Lemon, Susan Schorn, Karan Mahajan, Ebony Stewart, and many more—joined agents, editors, and critics Saeed Jones, Scott Hoffman, Michael Schaub, and Jill Meyers, and the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, for an inspiring day of readings, craft talks, and performances.
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Essayist Elena Passarello presents "Point Sublime: Research and Uncertainty in the Literary Essay" as part of the Craft Capsules portion of Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015
The sixth Poets & Writers Live event was held on October 17, 2015, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art's Mediatheque theater. The editors of many of the area's most exciting presses and literary magazines, including Heidi Broadhead of Wave Books, Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press, Kevin Sampsell of Future Tense Books, and Cheston Knapp of Tin House, joined the editors of Poets & Writers Magazine and authors such as Matthew Dickman, Debra Gwartney, Barry Lopez, Elena Passerello, Tom Spanbauer, Justin Taylor, and many more to explore the art of writing and the business of independent publishing.
Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks with Victor Giron of Curbside Splendor, Adrienne Gunn of TriQuarterly, Jeff Pfaller of Midwestern Gothic, and Don Share of Poetry magazine about the kind of work they publish and advice for writers looking to submit their work and tips for how to establish successful working relationships with editors.
Parneshia Jones reads three poems from her debut collection, Vessel, published by Milkweed Editions in 2015, as part of the Page on Stage segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.
Megan Stielstra, author of the essay collections Once I Was Cool (Curbside Splendor, 2013) and Come Here Fear, forthcoming from Harper Perennial, reads an essay as part of the Page on Stage segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.
Lindsay Hunter, author of the novel Ugly Girls (FSG, 2014), and the story collections Don't Kiss Me (FSG, 2013) and Daddy's (Featherproof Books, 2010), reads "Hit or Miss" as part of the Page on Stage segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.
Marc Kelly Smith, founder of the poetry slam movement, performs as part of the Chicago Icons segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.
Stuart Dybek reads an excerpt of his story "Tosca," from Paper Lantern: Love Stories (FSG, 2014), as part of the Chicago Icons segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.
The fifth Poets & Writers Live event was held on June 20, 2015, at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago and featured Li-Young Lee, Kevin Coval, Haki Madhubuti, Jeff Kleinman, Renée Zuckerbrot, Don Share, Roger Reeves, Edward Kelsey Moore, Jenny Boully, Megan Stielstra, Parneshia Jones, Lindsay Hunter, Stuart Dybek, Marc Kelly Smith, and many other authors, editors, and publishing professionals.