Annual Dinner

In Celebration of Writers

Each year, Poets & Writers gathers people from every aspect of the book business—authors, editors, agents, publishers, designers, printers, paper companies, booksellers, and more—to celebrate the enormous contributions that writers make to our culture. The annual dinner, called In Celebration of Writers, is attended by luminaries in the arts, publishing, and media. It is the organization’s most important annual fundraising event, making our programs and resources for creative writers possible.

The 2015 dinner will be held on March 23 at Pier Sixty in NYC. The Dinner Chair is Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House. The Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Awards, which annually honor writers who have given generously to other writers or to the broader literary community, will be presented to Margaret Atwood, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and Christopher Castellani. The Editor’s Award, which recognizes a book editor who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the publication of poetry or literary prose, will be presented to Barbara Epler.  

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Read about the 2014 award recipients and see a list of past recipients.

View photos of the 2014 dinner.