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  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    Split This Rock

    Sarah Browning celebrates 10 years of poetry, witness, & resistance.

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  • Web Series

    Careers

    Web Series

    Watch "Picture Books" and "Young Adult," episodes 8 & 9 of the Writer to Agent Web Series.

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  • Conference T-shirt Contest

    Conference & Bookfair

    #AWP19 T-shirt Contest

    Pacific Northwest members are invited to design the official T-shirt for #AWP19 in Portland.

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  • In the Spotlight

    Community

    In the Spotlight

    Get to know our newest featured member: Donna Kaz, Program Director, Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference.

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  • Conference & Bookfair Schedule

    Conference & Bookfair

    Event Schedule

    Build your own 2019 Conference & Bookfair schedule.

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  • #AWP19 Featured Presenters

    Conference & Bookfair

    Featured Presenters

    See the featured presenter lineup for #AWP19!

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  • October/November Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    Lucie Brock-Broido

    Marie Howe, Sumita Chakraborty, Kathy Fagan, & Dorothea Lasky in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue

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  • #AWP19 Registration

    Conference & Bookfair

    Join us for #AWP19!

    Preregistration for #AWP19 in Portland, OR, ends January 3!

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Featured This Month

In the Spotlight: Donna Kaz

Program Director, Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

Writer's Notebook: "When It Hurts, Write Harder: A Tribute to Philip F. Deaver"

Diana Raab | October 2018

Podcast: Episode 156: Gwendolyn Brooks 100th Anniversary Tribute

Washington, DC 2017

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "On the Poetry of Ann Stanford"

Maxine Scates | October/November 2000


The Writer's News

  • November 14, 2018

    AWP Board’s Message to Membership

    The Board of Trustees is writing to update you on the new path that AWP is taking as a fully independent association.
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  • November 14, 2018

    AWP & Your Privacy

    AWP values your privacy and we are taking this matter very seriously.
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  • November 8, 2018

    ALTA Announces Translation Award Winners

    On November 1, 2018, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) announced the winners of its National Translation Awards.
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  • November 1, 2018

    Welcoming Native American Heritage Month

    November has been designated as Native American Heritage Month, and as such it offers those of us who do not identify as Indigenous, First Nations, or Native American a special opportunity to place ourselves both culturally and spatially, and to recognize the valuable contributions that the original peoples of North America have made and continue to make to our larger national identities, cultures, and creative expression.
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  • October 29, 2018

    Ntozake Shange, 1948–2018

    On October 27, 2018, the innovative and pioneering poet and playwright Ntozake Shange passed away at an assisted-living community in Bowie, Maryland.
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