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Meet the #AWP25 Tribal Colleges & Universities Fellowship Program creative advisor!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of this program and to introduce its inaugural creative advisor, Jake Skeets! Learn more about this new program today.


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Writer’s News

Celebrate Pride Month!

Browse online events, learn in-depth history, and read past Writer’s Chronicle articles.


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Virtual AWP

Virtual AWP: Writer to Writer

Tune in as Writer to Writer mentor Kristen Witucki reconnects with her former mentees to discuss the intersection of parenthood and writing.


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Writer's Notebook

New Creative Writing Currently post!

Learn about the thriving Spalding MFA Alumni Association!


Season 20 of Writer to Writer has started!

Writer to Writer

Season 20 of Writer to Writer has started!

See who's participating this season.


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Writer’s Chronicle

The April Writer’s Chronicle is here!

Check out new articles and conversations in the April issue of the Writer’s Chronicle!


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Meet the #AWP25 HBCU Fellowship Program creative advisor!

We are thrilled to announce Tayari Jones as the #AWP25 HBCU Fellowship Program creative advisor! Learn more about this program and how to apply.


AWP Member Bookshelf

Writer's Chronicle

AWP Member Bookshelf

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


Featured This Month

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: Nonfiction/Nonbinary Literary Identities: An Investigation of Contemporary Writers Queering Gen(der/re) in America

Chachi Hauser | April 2021

The Writer's News

  • June 12, 2024

    Join AWP in Commemorating Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is the momentous day in 1865 when news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the last enslaved people in the United States, in Galveston, Texas—more than two years after the proclamation was issued. It is a time for celebration, reflection, and growth. We’ve assembled a collection of resources to commemorate Juneteenth and provide further education on its value and importance.

  • June 3, 2024

    Join AWP in Honoring Pride Month This June!

    AWP has assembled a list of resources, including interactive and informative websites, author interviews, and other diverse programming. Check out the resources below to learn more about Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ community, and pick up a new book from our Pride Month Reading List.

  • May 28, 2024

    AWP Executive Director to Retire, Successor Search Underway

    Executive search firm Ballinger | Leafblad will lead a national search for Sherman’s successor.

  • May 23, 2024

    Virtual AWP: Writer to Writer Conversations & Readings with Mentor Kristen Witucki

    We are thrilled to announce the premiere of our newest Virtual AWP conversation: “Writer to Writer Conversations and Readings with Mentor Kristen Witucki,” featuring mentees Sadia Kalam, Briana Maley, and Sarah Schiff! Tune in for a series of short readings and a discussion centering on the intersection of parenthood and writing.

  • May 1, 2024

    Honoring Jewish American Heritage Month

    Join AWP in celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month this May! AWP has compiled articles from the Writer’s Chronicle, as well as online events and resources. Don’t forget to check out our staff-curated Jewish American Heritage Month list!

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Jun 21

    Mino-bimaadiziwin: The Good Life

    A five-day float down the Main Salmon River, diving deep into what it means to live the Anishinaabe concept of a "good life," hosted by Métis writer and Montana's Poet Laureate, Chris La Tray.

  • Jun 21

    2024 Agents & Editors Conference / Austin, TX

    Called "life-changing for serious writers," this in-person event brings writers, literary agents, editors, and published authors together for a weekend of panels, presentations, and one-on-one consultations.

  • Jun 23

    DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

    Join Portuguese and North American writers for two weeks of workshops, readings, craft talks, cultural exchange and creative community in the heart of one of Europe's most intriguing cities.

  • Jun 24

    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

    Every summer in late June, writers at every stage of development gather for an enlivening week of literary activity with award-winning faculty – including Pulitzer-prize winners and National Book Award winners – who are also known for their success in tea

  • Jun 25

    The Creativity Workshop in Florence - June 25-28, 2024

    The Creativity Workshops take away the fear of writing and open the way to new ideas. They are especially helpful for writers in fiction, poetry, memoir, theatre and film to get over writing blocks.

  • Jun 27

    Third Thursday Voices at Larksong - June 2024

    Guest writers and musicians read and perform each Third Thursday. In June only, the event will be held on 6/27/24. There is no charge. Register to receive Zoom login.

  • Jun 28

    Writing Novels for Young Readers: An Online Workshop

    June 28 - August 2, 2024 Led by Eric Bell Online

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