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Online Event: Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer Launch Party

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Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT April 21, 2020

7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT

This event will take place online. Registration instructions will be sent to ticket holders prior to the event.


The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer is fifty years’ worth of knowledge. Written by P&W editors Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the authoritative guide answers every imaginable question about craft and career. It also highlights the significance of writing today, and the power of words to change policies, opinions, and lives. To celebrate the Complete Guide’s release, Larimer and Gannon will lead a discussion on writing as an act of generative good. Novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn, publisher and editor Jamia Wilson, literary agent Annie Hwang, and indie publicist Michael Taeckens will join them.


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Featuring

  • Mary Gannon

    Mary Gannon

    Mary Gannon

    Mary Gannon is the executive director of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. From 2013 to 2018, she was associate director and director of content for the Academy of American Poets, where she oversaw poets.org, the Poem-a-Day series, American Poets magazine, and education programming. From 2010 to 2013 she was the editorial director of Poets & Writers and led the production of pw.org and the publication of Poets & Writers magazine, for which she served as editor from 2004 to 2009. She received her MFA in poetry from Arizona State University, where she was awarded a Swarthout Award in Writing, and a BA in English from Skidmore College. She is a founding member of the Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council.

  • Kevin Larimer

    Kevin Larimer

    Kevin Larimer

    Kevin Larimer is the editor in chief of Poets & Writers, where he edits Poets & Writers magazine; oversees editorial content on the website, pw.org; and directs the organization’s program of live events, Poets & Writers Live. He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he served as the poetry editor of the Iowa Review, and holds a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is a member of the board of directors of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. He has lectured and served on publishing panels at events such as the Library of Congress National Book Festival, the Sozopol Fiction Seminars, the Anguilla Lit Fest, the Kauai Writers Conference, the Slice Literary Writer’s Conference, the Iceland Writers Retreat, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Poets Forum, the Bronx Book Fair, and the Writer’s Hotel.

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    Nicole Dennis-Benn

    Nicole Dennis-Benn

    Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the novel Patsy (Liveright, 2019), which was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Financial Times Critics’ Choice, and a Today Show Read with Jenna Book Club pick, and Here Comes the Sun (Liveright, 2016), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.

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    Michael Taeckens

    Michael Taeckens

    Michael Taeckens is co-founder of Broadside PR. His clients include Sarah M. Broom, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Leslie Jamison, Luis Alberto-Urrea, Elizabeth McCracken, and Ada Limon, among others. He formerly worked as marketing director at Graywolf Press and publicity director at Algonquin Books.

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    Jamia Wilson

    Jamia Wilson

    Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press, an independent, nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice.

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    Annie Hwang

    Annie Hwang

    Before joining Ayesha Pande Literary, Annie Hwang began her career at Folio Literary Management where she had the pleasure of working with debut and seasoned authors alike. As a former journalist, Annie possesses a keen editorial eye which she brings to her approach to agenting, taking an active role in the careers of her clients. Annie represents voice-driven literary fiction and select nonfiction. In particular, she gravitates toward subversive and irreverent literary fiction and impactful mission-driven narrative nonfiction that grapples with the complexities of our world. A fierce champion of underrepresented voices, Annie is always on the hunt for gifted storytelling that stretches its genre to new heights.