Skip to content

Online Events for Writers

The best online events for writers of fiction, poetry, and memoir.
Learn. Connect. Grow.

Post your events on social media using the hashtag  #valleyofwritersevents to get onto our radar. All times are US Eastern Time.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Boston Book Festival: Poetry Keynote

October 16, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am EDT

Boston Book Festival: Poetry Keynote

About this event

When Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith was appointed as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2017, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden praised the breadth and generosity of her work, writing: “With directness and deftness, she contends with the heavens or plumbs our inner depths—all to better understand what makes us most human.” Smith’s work as Poet Laureate inspired her to take poetry to rural communities across the country and to launch a daily podcast encouraging listeners to slow down and make space for poetry, all while building on her own remarkable body of work. Smith’s new book, Such Color, is the first career-spanning volume from this tremendously talented poet, pulling together selections from her prior collections as well as eighteen new poems. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly writes that Such Color “serves as a humbling and invigorating reawakening from sorrow and apathy.” Smith will be in conversation with another former Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros Georges, former Poet Laureate of the City of Boston. For this opening keynote session, slow down and make space for a vital and thoughtful conversation about the place of poetry in our lives and about the role of poetry in recovery and resistance. Sponsored by Mass Poetry, with media sponsorship by TLS.


October 16, 2021
10:30 am - 11:15 am EDT
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,


Virtual Event


Boston Book Festival
View Organizer Website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note:

The Valley of Writers team scours the web looking for the most inspiring, elevating, and accessible events that we can share as a service to our readers.
The big idea is that in a virtual arena, more people can participate. Geographical boundaries matter less.
The events we list are virtual and can be attended by writers from wherever they are in the world.
Unless otherwise stated, we are not affiliated with and do not benefit financially from the events we post. Listing is not an endorsement of the content, opinions, or products promoted by the event organizers we feature here.
Please verify all dates, times and other event details as these are subject to change and are beyond our control.

What qualifies an event as ‘lit’? Any event that we think would teach writers of fiction, memoir, and poetry useful skills, inspire them to produce great work, remind them of the power of this work we do and build stronger, mutually beneficial ties between writers and other creatives.

Valley of Writers - Where New Writers Begin
193 High St, Holyoke, MA 01040
The Valley of Writers participates in affiliate programs.
We may earn a commission from qualifying purchases when we refer some products or services.
This does not increase the cost you, but makes it possible for us to earn a little sumpin' sumpin'.
Read our full Affiliate Disclosure
Copyright © Valley of Writers | 2020 - 2024
Terms | Privacy
Proudly managed by Artist Dynamix & hosted by Siteground