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Charles D'Ambrosio: Washington, D.C. 2014

Charles D'Ambrosio reads from his new collection of essays, Loitering: New and Collected Essays, published by Tin House Books in November, at the Poets & Writers Live event in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2014. Introduction by Kevin Larimer.

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Indie Editor Roundtable: Washington, D.C. 2014

Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks with the editors of five independent presses about the kind of work they look to publish, the relationships they cultivate with their authors, and the balance between publishing traditional work and developing new and innovative ideas for both print and digital literature. Panelists include Abigail Beckel of Rose Metal Press, Robert Giron of Gival Press, Andy Hunter of Black Balloon Publishing, Kimberly Steele of Augury Books, and Kathleen Wheaton of Washington Writers' Publishing House.

Editors & Authors: Washington, D.C. 2014

Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, leads a conversation with editors Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press and Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books and authors Jeffrey Yang and Amy Rowland about what it means to be published by an independent press, the author-editor relationship, and how they work together to reach readers.

Resources for Writers and the Role of Community: Washington, D.C. 2014

Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Carlos Parada Ayala, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Bruce, and Regie Cabico.

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Editors & Authors: Washington, D.C. 2014

Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, leads a conversation with editors Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press and Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books and authors Jeffrey Yang and Amy Rowland about what it means to be published by an independent press, the author-editor relationship, and how they work together to reach readers.

Resources for Writers and the Role of Community: Washington, D.C. 2014

Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Carlos Parada Ayala, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Bruce, and Regie Cabico.

Washington, D.C.: Independent Publishing

The third Poets & Writers Live event was held on October 25, 2014, at the Library of Congress and featured indie-press editors Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press, Chuck Adams of Algonquin Books, Abigail Beckel of Rose Metal Press, Robert Giron of Gival Press, Andy Hunter of Black Balloon Publishing, Kimberly Steele of Augury Books, and Kathleen Wheaton of Washington Writers' Publishing House; authors Charles D'Ambrosio, Carlos Parada Ayala, Jeffrey Blount, Elizabeth Bruce, Regie Cabico, Amy Rowland, and Jeffrey Yang; and many others.

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Elliot Figman, executive director of Poets & Writers, Inc., welcomes audience members to Poets & Writers Live and introduces Bonnie Marcus, director of the Readings & Workshops Program (East).

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From left: Jeffrey Blount, Anna Sproul-Latimer, and Debra Englander talk with audience members following the Savvy Self-Publisher panel.

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Poets & Writers Magazine associate editor Melissa Faliveno introduces the Indie Editor Roundtable.

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Andy Hunter, the publisher of Black Balloon Publishing, speaks about the relationships that small-press editors cultivate with their authors.

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Robert Giron of Gival Press speaks about independent publishing at the Library of Congress on October 25, 2014.

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An audience member reacts to comments made during the Indie Editor Roundtable.

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Kathleen Wheaton of Washington Writers' Publishing House listens to questions from the audience during the Indie Editor Roundtable.

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Audience members listen to the advice and insight of editors and authors at Poets & Writers Live in Washington, D.C.

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Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, poses a question to panelists during the Authors & Editors Roundtable.

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Jeff Shotts (left), executive editor of Graywolf Press, speaks about the author-editor relationship with poet Jeffrey Yang, who is also an editor at New Directions.

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Chuck Adams (left), executive editor at Algonquin Books, talks about working with Amy Rowland, author of the novel The Transcriptionist.

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Sarah Browning, executive director of Split This Rock: Poetry of Provocation & Witness, speaks about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C.

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Amy Rowland, author of the novel The Transcriptionist, discusses independent publishing at the Library of Congress on October 25, 2014.

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Poet Jeffrey Yang, who is also an editor at New Directions and New York Review Books, participates in the Editors & Authors Roundtable at the Library of Congress on October 25, 2014.

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Jeff Shotts, executive editor of Graywolf Press, answers a question during the Editors & Authors Roundtable.

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Featured author Charles D'Ambrosio reads from his new collection of essays, Loitering: New and Collected Essays, at Poets & Writers Live in Washington, D.C.

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Audience members listen to panelists discuss independent publishing at Poets & Writers Live in Washington, D.C.

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Audience members listen and take notes at the Library of Congress on October 25, 2014.

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Debut novelist Amy Rowland (left) speaks with an audience member during the literary mixer at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Poets & Writers Live attendees enjoy wine and conversation during the Literary Mixer at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Poets & Writers Live participants mingle during the Literary Mixer on October 25, 2014.

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Robert Giron, founder of Gival Press, chats with an audience member during the reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Carlos Parada Ayala, the author of the poetry book La luz de la tormenta/The Light of the Storm (Zozobra Publishing, 2013) and coeditor of the anthology Al pie de la Casa Blanca: Poetas hispanos de Washington, D.C. (North American Academy of the Spanish Language, 2010), speaks about the importance of community in a writer's life.

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Self-published author Jeffrey Blount (left), Poets & Writers executive director Elliot Figman (center), and an audience member enjoy conversation at the Folger Shakespeare Library on October 25, 2014.

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Author Charles D'Ambrosio speaks with an audience member after his featured reading at Poets & Writers Live.

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Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers (left), speaks with Kelly Forsythe, director of publicity at Copper Canyon Press, at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

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Poets & Writers Live attendees chat during the reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

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Poets & Writers Live attendees share a laugh at the Literary Mixer on October 25, 2014.

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Audience members take notes during the third Poets & Writers Live event, held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2014.

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Three-time National Poetry Slam champion Regie Cabico talks about how various writing communities can support one another in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Poets & Writers Magazine contributor Debra Englander gives an overview of self-publishing options at the Library of Congress on October 25, 2014.

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Self-published author Jeffrey Blount (left) answers a question from an audience member as bookseller Bradley Graham of Politics & Prose listens as part of The Savvy Self-Publisher panel.

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Literary agent Anna Sproul-Latimer speaks about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.

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Participants enjoy coffee, fruit, and pastries during a break at the Poets & Writers Live event on October 25, 2014, at the Library of Congress.

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Why We Write: New York City 2014

Poets & Writers editor in chief Kevin Larimer moderates a panel titled Why We Write at the Poets & Writers Live event on June 21, 2014. Poet Edward Hirsch and novelists Tayari Jones, Victor LaValle, Roxana Robinson, and Tiphanie Yanique discuss how and why they started writing and what inspires them to keep going.

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