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Opportunities in LA: Los Angeles 2014

Cheryl Klein, former director of Poets & Writers’ California Office and Readings/Workshops (West), leads a discussion about resources for writers who live in Los Angeles during the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles. Panelists include Lauren Humphrey of 826LA, Rick Lupert of Poetry Superhighway, workshop and reading series leader Tracy Kato-Kirayama, and Terry Wolverton of Writers at Work.

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Opportunities in LA: Los Angeles 2014

Cheryl Klein, former director of Poets & Writers’ California Office and Readings/Workshops (West), leads a discussion about resources for writers who live in Los Angeles during the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January. Panelists include Lauren Humphrey of 826LA, Rick Lupert of Poetry Superhighway, workshop and reading series leader Tracy Kato-Kirayama, and Terry Wolverton of Writers at Work. 

Dani Shapiro: Los Angeles 2014

Dani Shapiro, the author of five novels and three memoirs, reads from her most recent book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013), at the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles.

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Why We Write: Los Angeles 2014

Editor in chief Kevin Larimer moderates a panel titled Why We Write at the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles. Authors Ron Carlson, Meghan Daum, Harryette Mullen, and Charles Yu discuss how and why they started writing, what has helped them along the way, and what inspires them to keep going.

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Dani Shapiro: Los Angeles 2014

Dani Shapiro is the author of five novels and three memoirs, including most recently Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, published last October by Atlantic Monthly Press. With an introduction from Poets & Writers managing director Melissa Ford Gradel at the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles, Shapiro reads from her new book and discusses what it means to write, and to keep writing.

Los Angeles: Inspiration

The Poets & Writers Live event on January 11, 2014, featured Dani Shapiro, Ron Carlson, Charles Yu, Meghan Daum, Harryette Mullen, Lauren Humphrey, Rick Lupert, Tracy Kato-Kirayama, Terry Wolverton, Cheryl Klein, and Kevin Larimer.

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Featured reader Dani Shapiro talks with an audience member following the inaugural Poets & Writers Live event in Los Angeles.

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Panelist Rick Lupert talks about opportunities for writers in Los Angeles.

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Panelist Ron Carlson talks about why he writes.

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Audience members talk during a break.

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Panelist Ron Carlson (left) talks with featured reader Dani Shapiro.

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Panelist Traci Kato-Kiriyama talks about opportunities for writers in Los Angeles.

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Why We Write panelists (from left) Ron Carlson, Harryette Mullen, Charles Yu, and Meghan Daum.

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Featured reader Dani Shapiro, author most recently of Still Reading: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life.

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Audience members talk during a break.

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Opportunities in LA panelists Traci Kato-Kiriyama (left) and Lauren Humphrey.

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Why We Write panelist Meghan Daum (right) talks with an audience member.

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Featured reader Dani Shapiro.

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Poets & Writers managing director Melissa Ford Gradel (right) talks with an audience member.

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From left: poet Harryette Mullen, Poets & Writers editor in chief Kevin Larimer, and fiction writer Charles Yu.

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Why We Write panelist Charles Yu (left) talks with Opportunities in LA panelist Traci Kato-Kiriyama.

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From left: former director of Poets & Writers’ California office and Readings/Workshops (West) Cheryl Klein with Opportunities in LA panelists Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Lauren Humphrey, Rick Lupert, and Terry Wolverton.

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Why We Write panelist Harryette Mullen.

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The inaugural Poets & Writers Live event was held at the literary arts center Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles.

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