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Austin, Texas: Inspiration

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,...

Highlights: Portland 2015

The sixth Poets & Writers Live event, held in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015, started with advice and encouragement from leaders of some of the area’s literary nonprofits; continued with panel discussions on literary magazines, small...

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Portland 2015

Publishing veteran Debra Englander leads a conversation with self-published author William Hertling, editor Jessica Page Morel, and book publicist Jessica Glenn about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they...

Literary Magazines: Portland 2015

Dana Isokawa, assistant editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, leads a discussion about literary magazines with LeAnna Crawford of Getrude, Cheston Knapp of Tin House, Travis Meyer of Poor Claudia, and Kim Winterheimer of Masters Review at Poets...

Independent Presses: Portland 2015

Kevin Sampsell, publisher of Future Tense Books, leads a discussion with Heidi Broadhead, managing editor of Wave Books; Natalie Garyet, managing editor of Tavern Books; Rhonda Hughes, publisher of Hawthorne Books; and Michael Wiegers, editor in...

Barry Lopez: Portland 2015

Award-winning author Barry Lopez delivers the keynote address at Poets & Writers Live at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015.

A Beginning: The Origins of Storytelling

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Barry Lopez
12.15.15

According to National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, storytelling is the most indispensable art. In an excerpt from his keynote speech at October’s Poets & Writers Live event in Portland, Oregon, Lopez gives us an answer to why we tell stories. 

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Elena Passarello Craft Capsule: Portland 2015

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

Leni Zumas Craft Capsule: Portland 2015

Fiction writer Leni Zumas presents "In Praise of Debris: On Using Shards, Dregs, and Detritus in Fiction" as part of the Craft Capsules portion of Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015.

Matthew Dickman Craft Capsule: Portland 2015

Poet Matthew Dickman presents "Skinheads, Suicide, and Government Assistance: Why Subjects Don't Make Poets Into Heroes" as part of the Craft Capsules portion of Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015.

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