Poets & Writers Live coming to Chicago!

Megan Stielstra at a Second Story performance. Photo courtesy of Julie Sadowski.

Megan Stielstra at a Second Story performance. Photo courtesy of Julie Sadowski for Grayscale Studios.

Poets & Writers Live is coming to Chicago on Saturday, June 20. If you have not yet registered, you can sign up today—before May 15—for the Early Bird reduced price of $60— a whopping 50% off. Space is limited. P&W has put together an outstanding list of writers and publishing professionals for a day of learning, listening, and inspiration.

From coffee at 8AM to a Literary Mixer from 6 to 7PM, it will be a packed day, in the company of other writers. Chicago’s impressive lit scene is well-represented, including Stuart Dybek, Megan Stielstra, Lindsay Hunter, and more. Just a few of the others on the program:

Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), will lead a discussion about resources available to writers in Chicago with Kevin CovalKelly Norman Ellis, Haki Madhubuti, and Angela Narciso Torres.

Victor David Giron, Curbside Publishing.  Photo courtesy of Jacob Knabb

Victor David Giron, Curbside Publishing. Photo courtesy of Jacob Knabb

Literary agents Jeff Kleinman and Renée Zuckerbrot will join publicist Michael Taeckens and Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers, for a critique of three writers’ elevator pitches.

Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, will lead a discussion with Victor Giron of Curbside Splendor, Adrienne Gunn of TriQuarterlyJeff Pfaller of Midwestern Gothic, and Don Share of Poetry magazine about the kind of work they publish, plus practical advice on how to establish successful working relationships with editors.

See full program details at pw.org/live and a video of highlights from its first year.