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Postponed — Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer Launch Party


Admission & a copy of Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

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Tuesday, 7:00 pm April 21, 2020

This event has been postponed. We will update this page and contact ticket holders when new information is available. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email us at

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, literary agent Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, publisher and editor Jamia Wilson, and indie publicist Michael Taeckens will join them.



  • Larimer Gannon (c) Michael Leroy

    Mary Gannon & Kevin Larimer

    Mary Gannon & Kevin Larimer

    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. From 2010 to 2013 she was the editorial director of Poets & Writers, where she oversaw the production of 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 Writing Prize in poetry, and a BA in English from Skidmore College.

    Kevin Larimer is the editor in chief of Poets & Writers, where he edits Poets & Writers magazine; oversees the website,; and directs the organization’s program of 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.