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    Virtual AWP

    May AWP Virtual Book Club

    Sue William Silverman’s How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences


  • AWP Bookshelf

    Writer's Chronicle


    Check out the new listing of books by our members and find your next read!


  • Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    Writing in a Time of Disaster

    Debra Spark in our free Summer 2020 issue


  • In the Spotlight


    In the Spotlight

    Get to know member Martha McPhee professor at Hofstra University. 


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Breathing to Write

    Jennifer Sinor approaches teaching in a holistic way. She talks about how teaching students includes teaching the whole person.


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    Writer's Notebook

    AWP’s Online Resources for Writers

    From online communities to lesson plans to videos to opportunities.


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In the Spotlight: Martha McPhee

Hofstra University, Professor

Writer's Notebook: "Breathing to Write"

Jennifer Sinor | April 2020

Podcast: Episode 81: The Meridel Le Sueur Essay: Sixteen Years of Water~Stone Review

Minneapolis 2015

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "The Imagination Has Its Orders: Cross-Genre Writing with Carol Muske & Molly Peacock"

Bonnie Riedinger | October/November 1998

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  • May 29

    Freeing the Written Self

    Join a trio of legendary poets--Kaveh Akbar, Terrance Hayes & Mary Karr--to deepen your understanding & practice of poetry and prose

  • May 30

    Indiana University Writers' Conference 2020

    Since 1940, we have prided ourselves on hosting a craft-based writers’ conference with a multidisciplinary approach and award-winning faculty.

  • Jun 01

    Odyssey Writing Workshop

    Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Top authors, editors and agents serve as guests, and 59% of graduates go on to professional publication.

  • Jun 01

    Lit Fest 2020 (virtual)

    Our fifteenth annual Lit Fest goes virtual, featuring craft talks, salons, and master classes with Hanif Abdurraqib, Garth Greenwell, Sarah Broom, Sheila Heti, Peter Orner, Justin Torres, Jane Hirshfield, and more.

  • Jun 01

    Writing About Art in Barcelona

    This intensive workshop provides a small group of writers the opportunity to explore and write poems and short prose in response to the rich cultural heritage of Barcelona.

  • Jun 02

    Writeaway in France

    Is your writing missing a certain je ne sais quoi? Find it in France.

  • Jun 03

    Inkers Con Author Boot Camp 2020

    Ready to write your novel? Inkers Con Boot Camp was created for aspiring and debut authors. Its intensive curriculum is designed to give the knowledge, inspiration, and tools to write, publish and promote a debut novel!

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