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Meet the 2024 George Garrett Award winner

Jerod Santek received the 2024 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature. Read more about his excellent work!

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Writer to Writer

Applications close March 15!

Apply soon to be paired with your W2W mentor or mentee in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

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New issue of the Writer’s Chronicle

Check out the latest interviews and articles in the February issue of the Writer’s Chronicle!

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February is Black History Month!

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February is Black History Month!

Join AWP in honoring Black writers and poets.

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AWP Conference

#AWP24 Keynote Speaker

AWP is pleased to announce prize–winning poet Jericho Brown as the #AWP24 Conference & Bookfair Keynote Speaker!

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New Creative Writing Currently post

Read success stories from the Northwestern Litowitz MFA+MA!

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Giving Tuesday

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Sport #AWP24 merch and support the AWP HBCU Fellowship Program!

Print-on-demand shirts ordered after December 12 may not arrive in time for #AWP24, but all T-shirt proceeds benefit the AWP HBCU Fellowship Program!

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AWP HBCU Fellowship Program

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AWP HBCU Fellowship Program

Meet the #AWP24 HBCU Faculty and Student Fellows!

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AWP Member Bookshelf

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

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The Writer's Chronicle Archives: Braving the Controller: Charting the Narrative Strategies of Video Games

Julialicia Case | October/November 2017


The Writer's News

  • February 7, 2024

    #AWP24 HBCU Fellowship Program Events

    The AWP HBCU Fellowship Program will have a lot to offer at #AWP24 in Kansas City—not just to our wonderful faculty and student fellows, but to all conference attendees!
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  • February 1, 2024

    Celebrate Black History Month

    Please join AWP in honoring Black History Month this February. AWP is committed to respecting, uplifting, and honoring Black voices both inside and outside the literary world, especially voices in underrepresented and marginalized communities. In honor of Black History Month, we’re providing a compilation of past AWP panels and events, Writer’s Chronicle articles, online educational events, and a Bookshop.org list of influential and prolific Black authors and poets.
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  • January 30, 2024

    A Letter from Missouri Senator Greg Razer

    For most of you in attendance, let me be the first to welcome you to your home away from home for the next several days. Welcome to Kansas City, Missouri.
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  • January 8, 2024

    Welcome to Kansas City, AWP!

    Hello and welcome! I’m Joel Barrett, your Kansas City ambassador for #AWP24, and I’m genuinely thrilled to introduce you to our dynamic and historic city. When my husband David and I moved here in 2016, we quickly realized that Kansas City was far from the “cow town” stereotype. Instead, it’s a thriving cosmopolitan hub, brimming with rich and diverse cultural experiences.
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  • December 19, 2023

    A Note from Our Executive Director

    Dear AWP Members, It is hard to believe 2023 is drawing to a close. It was a wonderful year filled with talented award winners, gifted mentors and mentees, and a vibrant annual conference in Seattle—all because of you.
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