Poets & Writers Live Media

The Perfect Pitch Panel: Chicago 2015

An audience member, poet Jessica Walsh, gets advice from a surprise guest (Michael Wiegers, executive editor of Copper Canyon Press) during the Perfect Pitch Panel in Chicago on June 20, 2015. The panel, moderated by Poets & Writers editor in chief Kevin Larimer, featured agents Jeff Kleinman and Renée Zuckerbrot and publist Michael Taeckens.

Highlights: San Francisco 2015

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.


The Inspiration Experiment: San Francisco 2015

Acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates, singer-songwriter Ben Arthur, poet and filmmaker Nick Twemlow, award-winning illustrator Roman Muradov, and dancer Sarah Fiske present an inspired series of linked performances, followed by a conversation, led by Kevin Larimer, about the creative process and the roots of inspiration.


Poets & Writers Live: Highlights of the First Year

The first year of Poets & Writers Live included events in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, and featured dozens of authors and publishing professionals, including Kay Ryan, Dani Shapiro, Jeff Shotts, Charles D'Ambrosio, Tayari Jones, Danielle Svetcov, Eric Simonoff, Edward Hirsch, Harryette Mullen, Frank Bidart, and many others.