Winter Light on the Rio Grande -
photo by the 2014 Featured Artist, Geraint Smith
Please watch and share this video that Jennifer Simpson produced for the Conference to find out what leads participants to come for the first time and then return.
Dani Shapiro at Poets & Writers Live
Dani Shapiro will be the featured reader at Poets & Writers Live: INSPIRATION.
The author most recently of Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life from Atlantic Monthly Press, Shapiro is a perfect addition to the program for this inaugural Poets & Writers Live event, which has Inspiration as its theme.
The event will take place on Saturday, January 11 in Los Angeles. Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, will lead a session on Publishing 101; Cheryl Klein, director of our Los Angeles office, will lead a discussion on local resources for writers; poet Harryette Mullen, fiction writers Ron Carlson and Charles Yu, and LA Times columnist and author Meghan Daum will discuss what motivates them to write. We'll finish the day with a literary mixer at a local watering hole.
Space is very limited. Register today at the Early Bird price of just $50. (After January 1, registration will be $75.)
Poets & Writers Live is a new initiative that aims to bring together everything you expect of Poets & Writers -- trustworthy information, inspiration, and community -- in a real-time, real-life forum. So, if you're not in southern California, stand by! We plan to bring Poets & Writers Live to other cities, and to develop an online extension.