Kurt Brown Prize Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Kurt Brown Prizes.
Imagining Your Way through Pandemic
Emily Carr's love letter for students of creative writing in our free Summer 2020 issue
Check out the new listing of books by our members and find your next read!
AWP’s Online Resources for Writers
From online communities to lesson plans to videos to opportunities.
Featured This Month
The Writer's Notebook: "The Art of Conducting E-Interviews"
Kamala Thiagarajan | August 2004
Podcast: Episode 83: Finding Voice with Roxane Gay, Pablo Medina, and Michael Thomas, Sponsored by Grove/Atlantic Press
The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "The Old Testament and Feminist Imagination"
Alicia Ostriker | September 1988
The Writer's News
June 29, 2020
AWP's COVID-19 Program Director Survey
We recently asked our program directors about their greatest concerns as writers during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
June 18, 2020
AWP Observes Juneteenth
Juneteenth (celebrated on June 19) is now an annual paid holiday for all AWP employees.
June 16, 2020
Writing News Roundup
Here are a few things that have recently caught our attention.
June 12, 2020
AWP Receives a $40,000 Art Works Grant from the NEA to Support Services to American Writers
AWP has been awarded this grant to support its upcoming 2021 Conference & Bookfair, featuring as keynote speaker US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
June 9, 2020
Open Mic: Share Your Voice
Help AWP amplify and share voices in a virtual open mic compilation centered on #BlackLivesMatter.
July 7-14, 2020, Spain 11th annual international writing retreat
Located in the Hamptons with a stellar faculty and ocean views, where else would you want to be this summer? Workshops in fiction, memoir, poetry, nonfiction, novel, playwriting, children's lit & TV writing.
An intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with three hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days.
Up to 8 playwrights will work on the final drafts of their plays. Students will be chosen by an application process.
This is a pilot version of the AWA Workshop Leadership Training taking place over two consecutive weekends (July 18–19 and 25–26). It remains an intensive course focused on instructing individuals in the AWA method. This training prepares people to lead w
Writers, join us this summer in beautiful Italy!
Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2020, we're offering four two-week residency periods to a total of 16 artists, including screenwriters, poets, prose