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San Francisco Writers Summit Poetry Conference

July 23, 2022


Join past Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Tongo Eisen-Martin and other Bay Area laureates and poets for a one-day Poetry Summit at the San Francisco Writers Conference on Saturday July 23rd!

In its third year as a stand alone option, the Poetry Summit at the San Francisco Writers Conference is about you getting your poetry out into the world. Get inspired, improve your craft, shape your work for publication, learn how to navigate the multitude of pathways to publication and cultivate your market, then, network, network, network! Publication focused poetry events are few and far between. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Poet speakers and sessions already confirmed include:

Book Publishers and Sellers:
Elaine Katzenberger (publisher and CEO of City Lights Books)
Josiah Luis Alderete (Founder of Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore)
Diane Frank (Chief Editor of Blue Light Press)
Meet the Laureates:
Kim Shuck (7th laureate of San Francisco)
Ayodele Nzinga (current laureate of Oakland)
Daniel B. Summerhill (current laureate of Monterey County)
Moderated by Tongo Eisen-Martin (current laureate of San Francisco)
Painting the Streets, writing of rebellion:
Asantewaa Boykin
Caleb Luna
Juba Kalamka
…and more!

Added to this day of incredibly stimulating breakout sessions is admission to the evening Cocktail Networking Party at the San Francisco Writers Conference on Saturday night, where attendees of both the main SFWC conference and the Poetry Summit can connect with the more than 100 presenters who have come to share their passion and wisdom with you. This amazing day ends with Poetry & Jazz, featuring readings from our speakers, followed by an open mic for you to perform your own work!

The Poetry Summit at the San Francisco Writers Conference is a one-day comprehensive track. It’s included with your registration for the main conference but also available as a stand-alone single-day conference. Registration for the stand-alone Poetry Summit is limited to 80 people and the cost is only $195. It includes access to the Poetry Summit sessions, the Gala SFWC Cocktail Party, and the ever-popular Poetry & Jazz event.

Register Now!


July 23, 2022


Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Ctr
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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