Poets & Writers Live is coming to Chicago!
Spend a Saturday with us at Instituto Cervantes as we explore the writer's journey from inspiration to publication.
We'll kick things off with a "poetry keynote" by acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee, followed by panel discussions on resources for writers in Chicago; how to prepare the perfect pitch to agents, editors, and other publishing professionals; plus craft talks with poet Roger Reeves, novelist Edward Kelsey Moore, and essayist Jenny Boully; and live-lit performances by Megan Stielstra, Parneshia Jones, and Lindsay Hunter.
A reading and discussion with Chicago literary icons Stuart Dybek and Marc Kelly Smith is sure to be a highlight of the program.
In the mid-day time slot, participants have the option of attending a panel led by Debra Englander, the author of our popular column The Savvy Self-Publisher, or selecting one of three small group sessions led by Jeff Kleinman, Renée Zuckerbrot, or Don Share. Kleinman and Zuckerbrot are both New York City-based literary agents; Share is the editor of Poetry magazine. Each of the small sessions is limited to 15 participants and offered on a first-come first-served basis for an additional charge of $25.
We'll finish the day with a Literary Mixer: a chance to meet others, compare notes, and enjoy a glass of wine with your fellow writers. Register today to take advantage of the special Early Bird price of just $60.