Poetry Summit

New for 2019!  A One-Day Poetry Track at the San Francisco Writers Conference 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Starts at 9 a.m. and ends with Poetry & Jazz evening event.

It’s all at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.

Included with main conference registration or stand-alone for $195.

The Poetry Summit at the 2019 SFWC 

Kim Shuck
SF Poet Laureate

The Poetry Summit at the San Francisco Writers Conference will connect you directly to the heart of the West Coast poetry community. Featuring San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, a faculty of renowned poets, traditional publishers, and experts in self-publishing and marketing for poets, this is a rare opportunity to participate in a pragmatic “productivity to publishing” conference event designed specifically for poets.  




Celebrity Poet Band COPUS will play their original music at the Poetry & Jazz evening.


Attention all poets: This event is not to be missed!

Poet speakers already confirmed include Diane Frank, Joan Gelfand, Jennifer Joseph, Bruce Isaacson, Andy Jones, Richard Loranger, and Jane Omerod.

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 COPUS, the Bay Area’s own band of celebrity poets, 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 featuring COPUS.


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(Again, the Poetry Summit IS included for any registered attendee of the 2019 San Francisco Writers Conference.)