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Nomadic Press at 8th Poets & Writers Live

  • San Francisco Art Institute 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA, 94133 United States (map)

Join Nomadic Press at the beautiful San Francisco Art Institute for the 8th annual Poets & Writers live event, a day of books, lectures, and general good times. More info to come soon.

About Poets & Writers Live: Poets & Writers Live is a new initiative developed in response to interviews and discussions with writers from all over the country. When we asked what Poets & Writers could do to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers. So, we came up with a living, breathing version of what Poets & Writers already offers: Poets & Writers Live. 

Join us at the San Francisco Art Institute for two days of sound advice, practical information, and inspiration! We’ve put together a celebration of creativity that includes readings, lectures, multimedia presentations, panel discussions, and workshops exploring the literary imagination, innovation on the page, and uncommon sources of inspiration.

Presenters include (clockwise from top left) United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; best-selling novelist and author of PurityJonathan FranzenNew Yorker staff writer and author of The Orchid ThiefSusan Orlean; acclaimed poet and former United States Poet Laureate Kay Ryan; writer and activist Ishmael Reed; and renowned poet Jane Hirshfield.

Other featured authors include Benjamin Percy (The Dead LandsThrill Me: Essays on Fiction); Solmaz Sharif (Look); Matthew Zapruder (Sun Bear,Come On All You Ghosts); C. Dale Young (The HaloTorn); Bich Mihn Nguyen (Pioneer GirlShort Girls); and many others.

Participating publishing professionals include editors Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf Press), Jordan Bass (McSweeney's), Steve Wasserman (Heyday Books), and Rusty Morrison (Omnidawn Publishing); and agents Danielle Svetcov (Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency), Anna Ghosh (Ghosh Literary), and Jennifer March Soloway (Andrea Brown Literary Agency).

We are very pleased to offer several small group sessions including craft talks and workshops, as well as three sessions with agents who discuss aspects of the business of writing. Seating for these sessions is limited. 

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